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  PURI - DEVI SHRINE

This august deity has a long legend and takes us back to the times prior to Dakshayagna. It is here according to legend, Mother Sakti's Uchista fell when she was taking a stroll in the company of her Lord. She is regarded as the manifestation of Adi Parasakthi and popular as Mahabhiravi. It appears there was a delay in the installation of archamurthi to the Srikoil after completion of the temple construction in all of its aspects. Seeing the void and deeming it not auspicious to install one icon in the interim period them Devi was installed. She began establishing her sway by miracles. And became infinitely popular and powerful. When the icons of principal deities were ready for Installation according to legend Lord Jagannath sought her permission to take his seat on the Ratnasimhasan along wrath his sister and brother. She then laid down a condition, that he could do so if the prayers and prasad offered to him are again offered to her with all rituals due. He agreed with a simple. Hence the repetition of the self same rituals with Naivedya to her everyday and on every periodical function. Neither she is unreasonable nor the Lord over courteous, for she kept guard the entire kshetra during the interim period arid preserved the sanctity unpolluted. The Mother's icon is extremely grand and grows immensely holy on hearing the background of her sacrosanct story, Although a mini-shrine, it has all the parts and moreover receiving high adoration even from the major archamurtis. It is a miss-not mandir. Locals congregate in large numbers during festival days and offer soulful prayers.

It is in the Srikoil itself, accessible by four wheelers from station.

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