6 km towards west from Digha, there is Chandaneswar, which is famous
for a Shiva Temple. In the month of Chaitra i.e., in the last month of
Bengali calender year, an annual fair is organised around this temple.
Pilgrims from all over the country, especially from Orissa, Bengal,
Bihar come to this fair. There are bus/rickshaw services from Digha to
Chandaneswar. Apart from this, Calcutta-Chandaneswar, Howrah-Balasore,
Digha-Baripada buses ply via Chandaneswar.
The holy shrine of Lord
Chandaneswar is a religious centre for the people of not only the
district of Balasore but also of places adjacent. It is a unique sight
to see the devotees flock together in hundreds everyday and in
thousands on festive occasions like Nilaparva (April) for darshana.
About 4 km from Chandaneswar and 4 km from Digha in West Bengal is the
tranquil beach at Talasari, surrounded by casuarina groves. A jeep
drive on the beach to negotiate both the places is a pleasant and
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