Siddha Bhairavi

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Siddha Bhairavi temple is a shrine situated at Mantridi in Ganjam district of Odisha India.[1] The presiding deity is the goddess Bhairavi. Carved in crude fashion, the idol features one leg and four hands. It is said that this idol was excavated from a ploughed field.[2] and was enshrined as such in a new temple in 1937. All the Sankranti days in every month of the Hindu Calendar and Tuesdays are considered auspicious here.[citation needed]

The temple is on National Highway 16, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Berhampur.[3] Berhampur Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

Other attractions[edit]

The temple houses 108 sub shrines dedicated to all Hindu gods present from Kashmir to Kanyakumari like the 12 jyotirlingas, Vaishno Devi, Dashavatara, Venkateshwara, Ranganatha, Meenakshi, Badrinath.A big shrine is also present which houses Lord Jagannath along with his siblings. It is believed that at the end of Kaliyuga Bhairavi devi will accompany Kalki Avatar in restoring Dharma.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ganjam District". 123orissa.com. Retrieved 30 January 2013. Mantridi : It is the small village in Gajam district which is famous for the temple dedicated to Goddess Siddha Vairabi. 
  2. ^ "Sidha Vairabi | Ganjam | BerhampurInfo.com". myberhampur.com. 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2013. a farmer found the deity while sloughing his land 
  3. ^ "Silk City gears up for 9-day Durga Puja carnival". dailypioneer.com. 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2013. goddess Bhairavi at Mantridi, 15 km away from Berhampur, 

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