Maa Biraja Temple, Jajpur

The Biraja Temple, or Girija Kshetra,, is a historic Hindu temple located in Jajpur, Odisha, India. The present temple was built during the 13th century. The principal idol is Devi Durga, who is worshiped as Viraja, and the temple gave Jajpur the nicknames "Viraja Kshetra" and "Biraja Peetha". The Durga idol has two hands, spearing the chest of Mahishasura with one hand and pulling his tail with the other. One of her feet is on a lion, and the other is on Mahishasura's chest. Mahishasura is depicted as a water buffalo. The idol's crown features Ganesha, a crescent moon and a lingam. The temple covers a large area, and has several shrines to Shiva and other deities. According to the Skanda Purana it cleanses pilgrims, and it is called the Viraja or the Biraja kshetra. Jajpur is believed to have about one crore of Shiva lingams.In TantraThe Brahmayamala Tantra has a hymn, "Aadya Stotra", dedicated to Shakti. In the hymn, Vimala is the goddess of Puri and Viraja (Girija) is the goddess worshipped in the Utkala Kingdom, which became Odisha.
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  • Once Jajpur town was the centre of the Kalinga kingdom . And this district in present Odisha was then ruled by the King Jajati . This place was named Jajatipur after him. Gradualiy this was known as J...  more »
  • Jajpur is a historic place of pilgrimage is located at a distance of 92Kms from Cuttack. Once upon a time Jajpur was the capital of Kalinga kingdom and had achieved the pinnacle of glory in archeologi...  more »
  • Maa Biraja Temple also known as Girija Kshetra is a Historic Hindu temple located in Jajpur, about 125 kilometres from Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha State. The principal idol is Devi Durga, who i...  more »
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