The statue has been built at a cost of cost Rs 19 lakh. The huge sculpture will welcome the visitors entering and leaving the airport. A model of Dakota, the plane Biju Patnaik flew as a pilot, has already been placed at the international airport.
Hirakud Dam Sambalpur. India’s longest dam is Hirakud Dam. Constructed on Mahanadi River this is situated in Indian state Odisha. Amongst the Dams of India this definitely holds a unique position. Hirakud dam is situated near Sambalpur District of Odisha. 15 kilometres from Sambalpur this is a milestone after Independence Of the country. This is a historic Dam.
Samaleswari Temple is a Hindu temple in Sambalpur, Western Odisha, India dedicated to the goddess known as 'Maa', also known among the natives as samalei maa, meaning Mother Samaleswari. Shree Shree Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, is a strong religious force in western part of Odisha and Chhattisgarh state of India.
The park got its name from Jitendra Nath Sen, the chairman of Sambalpur Municipality from 1901 to 1920 and on whose land it is situated. The Park got a major facelift after renovation work was taken up for the first time in 2002. The new look saw people flocking the park in hundreds.
Sitalsasthi is observed to celebrate the marriage of Gouri and Shankar - as depicted in the Shiva Purana. When Tarakasur was causing terror and devastation all over the world(Swarga, Martiya and Patala), all the Devata's approached Vishnu to find out a solution.