About Basudebpur

Basudebpur is a small but important town in Odisha. This city comes under Bhadrak district of the state. The city is situated at a distance of 30 km east from district head quarters Bhadrak. Basudebpur during pre-independence era was known for being a place of many national heroes. It is a unique destination with a rich store house of antiquities.

About Basudebpur
Prashanna Dev Temple, Basudebpur

Geography of Basudebpur

Badusebpur is located at 21.14°N 86.74°E with an average elevation of three metres. The city is surrounded by Tihidi Tehsil towards west, Bahanaga Tehsil towards north, Soro Tehsil towards North and Simulia Tehsil towards west. The nearby cities to Basudebpur are Soro, Baleshwar and Bhadrak. The villages near to Basudebpur include Sudarsanpur, Adhuan, Olagada, Arandua and Guagadia. Basudebpur is located in the border of Bhadrak district and Baleshwar District. The city is also near to Bay of Bengal.

Demography of Basudebpur

As per India Census in 2001, Basudebpur town had a population of 29, 998 with 52% males and 48% females. The average literacy rate of the city is 60%, while the national average is 59.5%. Among the literate people, 60% are males and 40% are females. Among total population 14% is under six years of age.

Administration in Basudebpur

Basudebpur is a Notified Area Council in Basudebpur Tehsil of Bhadrak district in the state of Odisha. It is going to be upgraded as a municipality corporation. Basudebpur is a legislative assembly constituency in Odisha state, which constitutes Basudebpur, Basudebpur block and 7 GPs of Tihidi block. Bijayashree Routray of Biju Janata Dala (BJD) is the sitting MLA of this seat. Basudebpur legislative assembly constituency comes under Bhadrak parliamentary constituency, where the sitting MP is Arjun Charan Sethi of Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

Tourist Attractions in Basudevpur

The main attraction of this small town Basudebpur is the ancient temple of Jagnath in the form of Prashanna Dev. This temple, which was built on a high plinth, conforms to the feature of old architecture that comprises Ratna Dedi, Jagmohan, Natamandira and Snana Manda. It represents the Rekha type of temple. The main temple has 40 feet 6 inches height, 18’6’’ length and 17’4’’ breadth. Ratna Mandap with 6/5 feet length and breadth and 3 feet height is the most striking factor in the temple. Aother temple named Mukhasala can be seen near. But it is almost ruined. The Garuda Stamba and Aruna Pillar, which was added to the temple latter on are also the striking features. The rituals in Prashanan temple tales place thrice a day with cheese as bhoga at 6 AM, Avada in the noon and Balya Bhoga in the night. Ratha yatra is the main festival observed here with much pomp and pleasure. Even though there were 16 wheels to the Rath of Prashanna Dev, now it is reduced to 4 only.

Transportation in Basudebpur

Basudebpur is a town located 35 km away from Bhadrakh. The nearest major airport to Basudebpur is Bhubaneshwar Airport, which is 153 km away from the city. Charbatia Air base at a distance of 110.5 km, Biju Patnail International Airport at a distance of 137.1 km and Kalaikunda Air Force Station at a distance of 142.6 km are also near to Basudebpur. The city is well connected with other major cities of the country through rail network. Sabira railway station and Marjona Railway station, which are 19 km near to Basudebpur, are the nearest railway stations. However, the major nearby railway station that connects to maximum number of main stations of India is Cuttack railway station and it is situated 128 km near to Basudebpur. Bhadrakh railway station (23.6 km), Ranital railway station (18.9 km), Bhader railway station (23.6 km) and Bhadran railway station (23.6 km) are also the other railway stations, which are located close to the city. For local transportation, government owned and private bus services are available. We can also hire taxis for a more comfortable journey.

City at a glance

Country: India
State: Odisha
District: Bhadrakh
City: Basudebpur
Language: Oriya
Pin Code: 756125
Telephone Code: 6784
Police Station: 6784 271228, 9437218300

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