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Biraja Kshetra

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Biraja Shaktipeeth present near Jajpur, which is in 100 km distance from Cuttack. Near Byasnagar > Jajpur district > Odisha Nearest Bus Stand : Jajpur Bus stand which is 2 km distance from temple Nearest Railway Station : Jajpur Keonjhar Road Railway station Nearest Airports : Bhubaneswar

  Biraja Temple or Viraja Kshetra , is one of the ancient Hindu temples located in the Jajpur   district of Odisha, India. This present temple was built in 13th century. It is situated in the   Jajpur township which is nearly 125 KM north from Bhubaneswar. The main idol is Devi   Durga who is worshiped by the name Viraja.The idol is having two hands, in one hand she   pierces the chest of Mahishasura with a spear and in other hand she pulls the tail of the   Mahishasura.The Durga idol is standing on Lion in one leg and other leg is on Mahishasura   chest.The Mahishasura is depicted as a Buffalo, not as regular human demon.The crown of   Devi has symbol of Ganesha, Crescent moon and a Shivalinga.The temple covers a large   area, and it has several Shiva linga and other deities. Jajpur is also known as Viraja Kshetra   or Biraja Peetha. According to Skanda Purana,utkala khanda it washes all rajo guna of   pilgrims. So called as Viraja or Biraja kshetra.The accommodation facility can be availed at   Jajpur Road by hiring Hotels and Lodges. For financial purpose, the nearest bank located to this tourist place is S.B.I and a few nationalized banks which are located at Jajpur town. The common languages spoken in the area are Odia, Hindi and English. Head Quarter hospital Jajpur is nearer to the spot for accessing medical facilities. People wear light cotton in summer and woolen in winter.

 

District Headquarter : Jajpur
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station :Jajpur Keonjhar Road
Nearest Airport :Bhubaneswar

How to Reach :  
Tourist can reach to the spot by availing bus from Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Kolkota and other small cities of Odisha. Journey can be more comfortable if tourists hire a four wheeler to visit the spot. 

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