Lakhmi Varaha Temple

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Lakshmi Varaha Temple Aul
Lakshmi Varahajew Mandir
Lakshmi Varahajew Mandir
Lakhmi Varaha Temple is located in Odisha
Lakhmi Varaha Temple
Location within Odisha
Geography
Coordinates20°41′03.1″N 86°38′45.5″E / 20.684194°N 86.645972°E / 20.684194; 86.645972Coordinates: 20°41′03.1″N 86°38′45.5″E / 20.684194°N 86.645972°E / 20.684194; 86.645972
CountryIndia
StateOdisha
DistrictKendrapara
LocaleAul
Culture
SanctumVarahajew (Vishnu)
Major festivalsRath Yatra
Architecture
ArchitectureKalinga architecture (Deula)
History
Date built1550
Website[1]

Sri Lakshmi Varaha Swamy Temple is a 500-year-old Indian temple dedicated to Varaha, the boar incarnation of Vishnu.[1]

Location[edit]

The temple is located in the Indian state of Odisha, in the Kendrapara District. Brahmani River is the nearest river. The temple is about one kilometer away from the center of tehsil Aul, which is situated about 146 km from the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is 17 km from Pattamundai and 38 km from Kendrapara.[2] Regular bus services are available from Kendrapara, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Bhubaneswar. The nearest railway station is Bhadrak, on the Chennai–Howrah railway route.[3]

Legend of Varahajew[edit]

The King of Aul was a devotee of Sri Lakshmi and Varaha. The Lord was situated in the Maa Biraja Pitha in the Jajpur District, along with Yajna Baraha Temple and often went there to offer Puja, which is a Hindu act of worship. One day during the month of Shraavana, the Baitarani River flooded, so the darshan was cancelled. Believing that the Lord couldn't tolerate that, the king dreamed that the Lord came with him to his place to Aul (locally called Alli). One day the Lord came, following the king's path of return, after puja. As the king was returning by horseback, he listened to the sound of the Lord following him. At Aul the sound of the Lord's walking stopped. In this place, the devoted king built the Lord's holy temple. The Yajna Baraha Temple remains there in Jajpur. The present temple was renovated by the late king of Aul, Sri Brajasundar Dev during the 20th century, after the temple had been in a ruined state for the previous 500 years.[4]

Festivals[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lakshmi Varaha Temple Aul Kendrapara". www.hindudevotionalblog.com. Hindu Devotional Blog. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Varaha Swamy Temples in India". http://isireddy.blogspot.in. Retrieved 2018-02-06. External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Lakshmi Varaha Temple". www.ishtadevata.com. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  4. ^ "Lakshmi Varaha Temple". www.holydham.com. Retrieved 2018-02-06.

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