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Gupteswar UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • Odisha Biodiversity Board’s survey says the site has 608 faunal species and 182 species of trees.

  • The Gupteswar forest is adjacent to the Gupteswar Shiva temple in the Dhondrakhol reserve forest under the Jeypore forest division.

  • The Odisha government has declared the Gupteswar forest in Koraput district as its fourth Biodiversity Heritage Site (BHS).

Gupteswar – basic details

1. Gupteswar Cave:

  • A cave shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Odisha, India.

  • Famous for its large "lingam" (symbolic representation of Shiva) believed to be increasing in size.

  • Located in a dense forest with scenic beauty.

  • Popular pilgrimage site, especially during Shiva Ratri.

  • The Gupteswar Heritage Site is located in the Koraput district of Odisha, India

  • It is a group of temples and caves dedicated to Lord Shiva

  • It is one of the most important religious sites in the state.

  • The site is spread over an area of 350 hectares

  • The Gupteswar Temple: 

  • A 10th-century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva

  • The temple is built in the Kalinga style of architecture and is notable for its intricate carvings.



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