Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Kuilighoghar Cave





The Koilighugar Waterfall, around 200 ft in height, is in the Lakhanpur, near the village Kushmelbahal, Jharsuguda district of Odisha. The village was muaf (free hold) grant assigned for the maintenance of the temple. It is a place of pilgrimage. The temple is dedicated to Maheswar Baba or Maheswarnath (Lord Shiva) and is supposed to be of superhuman construction. The deity is said to live in a pool at the foot of the fall, which is well-stocked with fish and snakes. There is also a cave in the adjoining rocks said to be his place of retreat.