Bindhyabasini of Sankrida
Sankrida is a village in the Bheden block of the district. It is 35 kms. away from the district headquarters. It is only 4 kms towards the east from Thuapali, which is situated beside the state southern route from Rengali Camp. Rengali Camp is only 12 kms away from DHQ and exists beside the route leading to Sambalpur from it. The Bindhyabasini mountain exists near the village Sankrida. Bindhyabasini the Goddess is worshipped here and the mountain is named after her. The Goddess exerts tremendous religious influence on the people of this area. The mountain covers an area of 200 acres along with 50 acres of pastureland at the foot. The villagers of Sankrida have donated 27 acres of land for the management of the rites and rituals of the Goddess. The main festival of the Goddess falls every year on the full moon night of the month of Chaitra. The festival, in fact, starts 5 days before on the occasion of Dashami and culminates on the full moon night. There is the tradition of animal sacrifice here. Since the mountain exists in between Attabita and Bheden blocks, it is overcrowded on the occasion of the festival. It is also a tourist spot recognised by the Govt. of Odisha.
How to Reach:
The Nearest airports is Biju Pattnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar (300 K.M).
The Nearest Railways station is Bargarh Road .
National Highway 6 connecting Mumbai to kolkata passes through Bargarh.