Cuttack Chandi Temple, Cuttack

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  • While going to Konark, we decided to visit Katak Chandi Temple in Cuttack. This is an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Chandi, the presiding deity. The temple is located nearby the banks of the...  more »
  • Well maintained temple. I love the prasad there. Even during puja, one can have good Darshan due to the good management of the crowd.  more »
  • Oldest Devi Temple of Cuttack. People of Cuttack city visit frequently. It is very close to Cuttack Stadium and Mahanadi River. So addition to Temple one can enjoy other places too.  more »
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  • Jai Maa Cuttack chandi it's a The Katak Chandi Temple( in Oriya କଟକ ଚଣ୍ଡୀ ମନ୍ଦିର ) is an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Chandi, the presiding deity of Cuttack, Orissa. The temple is located nearby the banks of the Mahanadi River. It is famous for the annual Durga Puja and Kali Pujafestivals. The Durga Puja festivities are prominent in Maa Katak Chandi temple which takes place for 16 days starting from dark fortnight of Ashwina Krishna Ashtami till Ashwina shukla navami and Vijayadashami. The goddess popularly called as Maa Katak Chandi, sits and rules on the heart of the ancient city. She has four hands holding Paasha (noose), Ankusha (goad), gestures dispelling fear (Abhaya), and granting boon (Varada). She is worshiped as BhuvaneshvariMahavidya (the queen of universe) by Sevayatas belonging to Utkala Brahmins every day. Maa Chandi is worshipped in various incarnations of Durga during the puja. In Cuttack, people strongly believe Maa Katak Chandi as 'The Living Goddess
  • Katak Chandi Temple dedicated to the Goddess Chandi known as the living Goddess. The temple is small with an impressive idol of the Goddess that is older than the temple. Puja is performed by priests with an aarti. The items for the puja can be picked up in the temple store. The temple offering can also be taken from the temple store. A large number of devotees visit the temple everyday. The festivities at the temple reach its peak during the Dassera celebrations.
  • According to legend, the present piece of land, where the holy temple is located, was lying fallow before. Late Sri Hansa Panda, who happens to be the Purohit of the then King of Kanika, used to graze cattle’s and sheep’s in the land. One day Sri Panda was feeling tired and took rest on a heap of dry mud present there. While taking rest, he experienced a strange unusual feeling within himself. Surprisingly on the same night, The Goddess “Chandika” appeared in his dream and requested him to take her out of the land. There after he went to the King and told everything about the strange experience he had that night. With the help of the king, Late Hansa Panda dug up the same piece of land. It is being said that around forty numbers bullock carts of Red Sindoor came out while digging and then emerged The Deity of Maa Katak Chandi. Then the temple was built on the same land. Here in Cuttack, the residents strongly believe Maa Katak Chandi as The Living Goddess. The temple of Maa Katak Chandi, the presiding deity of the city is visited by hundreds of devotees every day. The image of the deity is older than the temple. It is believed that she was the family deity of Gajapati Kingdom in the medieval age, due to Islamic invaders' attacks she was buried while the kings migrated to Puri.
  • Maa Cuttack Chandi temple is very famous in Odisha. It's a holy place. People from Cuttack and other places come for adoring their new or old vehicle. I also did the same.
  • You should never miss this place while visiting in Cuttack not that much big but very powerful
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