Kichakeshwari Temple

Kichakeshwari 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. Khiching was the ancient capital of the Bhanja rulers, located about 205 km from Balasore and 150 km from Baripada in the Mayurbhanj district of north Orissa.The largest temple of the town is dedicated to Goddess Kichakeswari, the family goddess of the ruling chiefs of Mayurbhanj. The temple, made of chlorite, is architecturally brilliant and well carved from its outer surface. This temple is the most impressive temple in Khiching. The original temple was built somewhere in the 7th or the 8th century and was reconstructed in the 20th century from the ruins of an earlier temple. The shrine contains a large ten-armed skeletal image of Chamunda with striking veins, ribs and sunken belly, wearing a garland of skulls and seated over a dead body.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136780305
  • 9786136780306