Borigumma

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Borigumma
town
Borigumma is located in Odisha
Borigumma
Borigumma
Borigumma is located in India
Borigumma
Borigumma
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°2′52″N 82°33′13″E / 19.04778°N 82.55361°E / 19.04778; 82.55361Coordinates: 19°2′52″N 82°33′13″E / 19.04778°N 82.55361°E / 19.04778; 82.55361
Country  India
State Odisha
District Koraput
Elevation 588 m (1,929 ft)
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 764056
Telephone code 06860
Vehicle registration OR-
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Jeypore
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Website odisha.gov.in

Borigumma is a town in Koraput district of Odisha state of India.

Geography

It is located at .[1]

Demographics

The population of the Borigumma is above 20000.[citation needed]

Location

National Highway 26 and National Highway 201 passes through it. Borigumma is a Junction for the Three Towns Jeypore, Nabarangpur and Kotpad.

Administration

Borigumma is the largest block of Odisha.It is also called land of Bhairaba. In Borigumma Block, there are 30 Grama Panchayats at present.Borigumma is in Koraput District.

According to local residence L.N.Patnaik the name Borigumma derived from two local words "Bori" means a fruit (boro koli) and "Gumma" means high land. According to local old people there used to be a tall boro koli tree in the center of town. The Bhairab Temple at Bhairabsingpur village of Borigumma is a protected monument.[2] Other temples in the area are the Jagannath Temple in the East, the Manikeswari Temple in the South, the Santoshimata Temple in the North, Hanuman Temple, Sriram Temple, Nilakantheswar Temple, Pataleswor Temple, Nilamadhab Temple, Sri Saibaba Temple, Meria Temple, Trinath Temple and Buddha Bhairab Temple.

Local festivals

The major festivals observed in Borigumma are Magha Mandei and Bali Yatra festival. Magha Mandei is observed in the month of February where as Bali Yatra festival is observed in every three years interval .

Colleges

  • Bhairaba Mahavidayalaya College

References

  1. ^ http://wikimapia.org/925577/Borigumma-the-Land-of-Bhairaba Wikimapia
  2. ^ http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEQ20060505010504&Page=Q&Title=OR[permanent dead link] ISSA&Topic=0 Article on the Bhairab Temple

External links

  • About Bhairab Temple


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