Marichi temple

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Marichi temple
ମାରିଚୀ ମନ୍ଦିର
Marichi temple Baleswar Odisha.jpg
Coordinates: 21°33′29.94″N 86°45′9.96″E / 21.5583167°N 86.7527667°E / 21.5583167; 86.7527667Coordinates: 21°33′29.94″N 86°45′9.96″E / 21.5583167°N 86.7527667°E / 21.5583167; 86.7527667
Location
Country: India
State/province: Odisha
District: Baleswar
Locale: Ajodhya
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Marichi, Varahi, Buddha
Important festivals: Durga Puja, Asokastami
Number of temples:
History
Date built:
(Current structure)
10-11th Century
Temple board: Marichi Puja Committee, Ajodhya[1]

Marichi Temple (Oriya: ମାରିଚୀ ମନ୍ଦିର) is a Hindu and Buddhist temple located in Ajodhya, Baleswar, Odisha, India.

Location[edit]

This temple is situated 9 km north of Sajanagada. It is on the right side of the road leading from Nilagiri to Mayurbhanj in Baleswar district, Odisha.

Construction[edit]

Buddha in Bhoomusparshamudra
Varahi idol
Pidha Vimana
Ancient idols

The temple is a newly built pidha vimana like other temples of Odisha. The temple houses many Tantra-, Jainism- and Buddhism-related images dating back to the late 11th century. It is thought that during Somavamsi Keshari rule the deities were built. There are many old icons like four-handed Varahi, Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra, Jain tirthankara, Avalokitesvara.

The central icon in is worshiped as Durga and closely seeing the image is a Mahayana goddess Marichi. The Marichi image is flanked by two goddesses. The Garbhagriha houses three icons of late 11th century. Durga Puja is a famous festival in this temple.[1]

See also[edit]

Media related to Marichi temple, Orissa at Wikimedia Commons

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