India | West Bengal | Digha
#10 of 11 Places to Visit in Digha
Distance (From Digha Railway Station): 6 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Place Location: At Chandipur
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 6 km from Digha Railway Station, Chandaneswar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located at Chandipur near Digha, West Bengal. It is one of the renowned places of pilgrimage in Digha and among the must include places in Digha Tour Packages.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Chandaneshwar is one of the famous temples in Digha. Built-in typical Kalinga Architecture style of Old Odisha temples, the beautiful white marble place of worship rings with the stories and sculptural representations of Hindu mythology. The Shiva Linga here is said to be Swayambhu (or self-originated). A black statue of Nandi is also a prime attraction of this holy temple. One can always find a large number of devotees around the shrine.
The temple plays host to a huge annual fair on Maha Vishuva Sankranti day, the first day of the Oriya calendar. The first day mainly falls on April 14 every year according to the Gregorian Calendar. Half a million people gather around the shrine and fast for several days to fulfill their wishes. If you visit during that period, you will be amazed by the Chaitra Mela (a fair in the month of Chaitra) that continues for 13 days.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM