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Orissa
Orissa - Index Kakatapur
Bhusandapur Chaurasi
Konark Narayani
Hirapur Panchasakthi
Mahalakshmi Mahavajreswari
Kudamachandi Devi
Marjana Savitri
Mohini Chandi
Bhubasini Kedar Gowri
Parvathi Mandir Sarvamangala
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Temples Of India
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Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
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Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
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Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
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  BHUVANESWAR - PARVATHI MANDIR

In the vast campus of the Lingaraj temple, occupying a high plate in the trilogy of Orissa temples, there are many mini-shrines adorned with several most worshipful deities. Among them, Mother Parvathi's temple beckons ardent attention and soulful veneration. This is the priceless contribution of Yayati Kesari built in the 9th century. Refined royal patronage and superb artistry of kalinga sculptors arrest the attention and raises hands in devotion. Despite centuries rolled by, the excellent craftsmanship of the sculptors withstanding the ravanges of weather hypnotises the beholders. 

The Mother's icon is chiselled to perfection with crown on head modeled on the Dravidian style. It is adorned with elaborate motifs exhibiting supreme skill of artists. She holds in her left hand a receptacle filled with ambrosia symbolising her desire to fulfil the desires of her ardent bhaktas, when prayed with genuine faith. The right hand is adorned with a fully blown lotus flower indicating thereby that her votaries bloom and lead a blissful, life if righteousness characterises their thoughts and actions. The Mother's visage is beautified with sandal paste chandanaalankar in the mornings which sight transports the viewers to ethereal world Daily worship is carried on with agamic rituals. And periodical festivals are celebrated with pomp and splendour befitting the taste and status of the royal patron.

It lies in the vast campus of Lingaraj temple, accessible by four wheelers from any part of the city.

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