Biraja Temple

Biraja Temple

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Viraja Temple or Viraja Kshetra or 'Oddyana Peetha is one of the ancient Hindu temples located in the Jajpur district of Orissa, India. This present temple was built in 13th century. It is situated in the Jajpur township which is nearly 125 KM north from Bhubaneswar. The main idol is Devi Durga who is worshiped by the name Viraja.The idol is having two hands(dwibhuja), in one hand she pierces the chest of Mahishasura with a spear and in other hand she pulls the tail of the Mahishasura.The Durga idol is standing on Lion in one leg and other leg is on Mahishasura chest.The Mahishasura is depicted as a Buffalo, not as regular human demon.The crown of Devi has symbol of Ganesha, Crescent moon and a Shivalinga.The temple covers a large area, and it has several Shiva linga and other deities. Jajpur is also known as Viraja Kshetra or Biraja Peetha.According to Skanda Purana, utkala khanda it washes all rajo guna of pilgrims.So called as Viraja or Biraja kshetra.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Fidel
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136777932
  • 9786136777931