Balangir, April 16: A temple in the Titlagarh area of Odisha’s Balangir district remains cool during the summer.
At a time when the day temperature of Titlagarh town scales over 45 Degree Celsius, the temperature inside Baba Dhabaleswar temple at the foothill of Kuduma mountain remains below 15 Degree Celsius.
It’s really a miracle for the visitors and the locals that while the outside temperature is extremely high, they feel a freezing cold inside the temple.
The reason behind the climatic anomaly at the temple is yet to be established.
There is a belief that the day temperature in the temple falls almost round the year due to the long tunnel under the temple which connects the temple and contains some perennial water streams. The under breeze which comes out through the tunnel decreases the temperature.
Historian and researcher, Shiva Prashad Nanda said, that ancient technology is the reason behind the fall in the temperature inside the temple. Ancient sculptors and architects have designed it suitable so that it can beat the roasting sun despite it being situated near a bare hill, having absolutely igneous rocks but vegetation.
However, a technical team on climate should assay the factors behind the climatic mystery underneath the temple, said the Public Relation Officer of the Kuduma Hill Conservation Forum, Hansraj Jain. He also urged forest officials for green plantations on the rockey-hill by adopting favourable techniques.