Maa Biraja Temple, Jajpur

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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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  • We visited Biraja Temple, one of 51 Shaktipeeth in Jaipur. While our visit renovation work was going on. However it was for outer walls and so was not disturbing. This 13th century temple is dedicated...  more »
  • This is one of the holly place of Hindu. Very attractive temple count as a Shaktipeeth. Best place to visit with family and took blessing from Maa Biraja.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Beautiful holy place
  • This is very oldest template This area is very good, clean and cool
  • The Place is full of peace and calm.

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