Maa Biraja temple

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Maa Biraja temple

Postby Siva on Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:47 pm

Maa Biraja devi is one of the 18 shaktipeethas. This place Odhyana peetham is also called as Nabhi Gaya.
Nabhi (Navel) of Sati devi fell here.
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Biraja devi Dhyana rupa
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Maa Biraja devi in temple

ODhradEshE bhuvanEshI girijAnAma samsthitA /
pAlikAkhila lOkAnAM pallavAruNa pANinA //

Location: Biraja Shaktipeeth present near Jajpur, which is in 100 km distance from Cuttack.
Near Byasnagar > Jajpur district > Orissa
Nearest Bus Stand : Jajpur Bus stand which is 2 km distance from temple
Nearest Railway Station : Keonjhar Road Railway station
Nearest Airports : Bhubaneswar
See map: travel-guide/topic164.html

Biraja temple: Biraja temple was built in 13th century. The idol in this temple is Dwibhujamurthy, having two hands with, Thrishul in one hand and holding Mahishasura tail in another hand. Maa Biraja devi also called as Girija devi, Viraja devi and Biraja devi. Vaitarini river is passing near Biraja kshetra. Here Maa Biraja devi worshiped as Trishakti Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati. Devotees will offer their hair to holy goddess. This area is also famous for Shraddha karmas.

Nabhi Gaya: When Lord Vishnu kílled Gayasura by performing Yagna on his heart, Gayasuras feet were in Pda Gaya (Pithapuram), Navel in Nabhi Gaya (Oddhyana peetha) and head at Siro Gaya (Gaya). These three places are important for performing Shraddha Karmas.

Other Important temple:
Brahma Kund (A holy place where Brahma did Yagna) is also present near temple. This pond also considered as Nabhi kund.
There is a temple for Sweta Varaha swamy near this temple.
Jagannadh temple complex present on other sides of the bank of Vaitarini river.
Siddheshwar temple is one of the oldest temple of Lord Shiva in Jajpur district.
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18 shaktipeethas, Gaya, North India tour, Orissa tour, Shakti peethas, Shakti temples, Vaitarani river

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