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KHICHING - KICHAKESWARI SHRINE

This tenth century holy kshetra of Orissa state has established for itself a distinct individuality of its own and is standing quite apart from the famous golden triangle of Puri Bhuvaneswar and Konark temples. It enjoyed the status of capital for Bhajan Kings and is known to the world over for its historic monuments in several forms. Its uniqueness lies in tile Bad Deula - main temple dedicated to Kichakeswari, one of the manifestations of Mother Parvathi, making a daring departure from the temples at Puri, Konark and Bhuvaneswar in its architectural style and gives an interesting insight into altogether a novel type of construction. Additionally there are found several life-size images of several worshipful deities like Lord  Siva, Mother Parvathi, Goddess Durga along with Buddha suggesting thereby a commendable amalgation of religion and culture It mirrors the refined religious tolerance of the builders existed as far back as in the tenth century. The temple is quite vast in dimensions and majestic in stature and shape. 

The Mother is a bye word for compassion and as such she has been drawing devotees-from all corners since its inception. The icon of archamurti is quite enticing that, the visitors loin palms as soon as they come into her bewitching sight Regular worship is offered with due rituals according to Oriyan traditions, but conforming to agamic canons. It is commanding both international and domestic tourists, besides devout bhakthas. A visit remains an unforgettable experience beckoning frequent visits.

It is in the Mayurbhanj region near Joshipur, accessible by bus.

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