Ugratara is the tutelary deity of Gajapathi kings, who blazed a trail of light
across the temple history of India. Their contribution to spiritual lore is
quite spectacular and praise - worthy. Due to royal patronage, the temple turned
out a fine piece of extra ordinary artistic excellence of Orissasn art.
Everything seems daubed with regality, and so imposing in construction. The icon
of Mother Chamunda is Chaturbhuja, holding potent weapons in her hands. She is
very popular as Ugratara due to revealing her fierce aspect, but exceedingly
benevolent to the adorers. The location of the temple amidst Nature's sumptuous
growth of green foliage, together with loveely spectacles of hills around is its
additional attraction for frequent visits. As a picnic spot, its inherent charms
enthrall the fun loving youth round the year. White collared gentry and
sophisticated elite visit it more often than not.
is a much hallowed ancient temple lying ,a distance of 65 kms from Bhuvaneswar,
accessible by bus.