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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  • The deity is called as Biraja / Viraja / Girija and one of the 18 Shakti Peethas, Sati’s Navel part being fallen here. A worship of the Devi here washes β€˜RAJO’ guna-hence Vi-raja/Bi-raja. The Temple i...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The presiding degree of Jajpur and one of the famous goddess of Odisha.It is also know as a Shakti Pitha.
  • The Biraja Temple is an historic Hindu temples located in Jajpur
  • Most powerful & Very beautiful place across the world ,πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  • This is very oldest template This area is very good, clean and cool
  • Beautiful holy place
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