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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  • Birja mata temple is the least crowded shaktipeeth which I have visited so far. Hence chance of getting nice darshan is very high if you avoid crowded days. Better to go by own car.  more »
  • Located in a beautiful place in Jajpur of Orissa State. One must visit as it is a Sakthi peeth. There is a Nabhi Gaya inside the temple, one can do pinda Pradhan to their acestors  more »
  • Jajpur is a very popular for Maa Biraja... Many people are come here from so far... It is peaceful area .
  • It's a nice place to spend some time.Temple is very clean.It has a beautiful Boundary.A small garden is also present inside the Boundary.The Temple committee is very Good.They don't ask people for money.The behavior of Temple Prists are very descent.Marriage, Thread Ceremony are also took place inside the temple.You have to pay a little for this kind of things.The temple offers 'Prasad' to all people.Though it's Campos area is small but it's beautiful.

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