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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  • Very good place. Attractive temple of Maa Biraja.very old temple of Maa Biraja. This is a oldest temple in jajpur and imp Tourist place in jajpur.  more »
  • This Temple is 33 Km from Hotel Natraj Royal , Jajpur Road , A 45 minutes drive if U hire a cab or lot of buses are available ( subject to ur budget).A cab will cost U 1000 to 1200 INR depending on th...  more »
  • The heavenly place of Maa Biraja.Very good place for calm and quite. You can also find a numerous temple if god and goddess in a 2 km. Area. You will love to visit the place.  more »
  • The Place is full of peace and calm.
  • Very powerful place of inner peace. I felt very spiritual in the temple premises.
  • Nice goddess temple of MAA Biraja! The place is full of peace and calm! I enjoyed a lot!
  • Very nice temple
  • Skanda puran History of lord shiva & maa Durga famously Shakti pitha

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