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BHUVANESWAR - BHUBASINI THAKURANI MANDIR
as one of the Sakti-Peethas and ardently adored as gramadevata, this Durga mats
is exercising unlimited sway over the non-vegetarian community of this region.
This does not bar the entry of devotees offering Satwikaahara or their soulful
adoration for fulfilling desires. Strangely enough both types of devotees throng
this shrine and offer prayer services round the year,
according to type of vows
The worshipful deity's icon is made of black granite and
its craftsmanship is superb. The chiselling of facial features
and embellishments are quite attractive and they inspire veneration on seeing her
murti. She is seated on lion
and holds dreadful weapons in her hands. She was originally named Bhubasini.
According to legend. she was sent by the
highest divinity to rule over people from this seat. Her original name underwent
a change due to phonetic corruption and so she
is called Bhuasini Thakurani, the suffix Thankurani signifies her royal status.