The Jhadeswar Temple is an ancient and famous temple of Lord Shiva situated at Naya-Bazaar near to Balasore Railway station and bus stop. The highlight of the temple is its ancient carvings on its walls. One can gaze at those carvings and marvel at the creativity of the artisans that highlights the attraction of Balasore as a cultural hub. The temple attracts many tourists during festival times and special days like Shivaratri when devotees flock to get a special darshan of Lord Shiva in all his glory.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.