Bhairavi Temple is a hill shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali, situated at a distance of 3 Kms from the town of Malkangiri. People coming from Jeypore and leaving Malkangiri usually pray this Goddess for ensuring their safe journey. Large number of devotees visits this temple every day. The deity is believed to have been worshiped by the King of Malkangiri. The remnants of his castles are still found on the Raja Rani Hill, infront of the Bhairavi temple.
Goi Hills is located near Malkangiri which has a famous Shiva Linga. Hundreds of devotees throng the hill temple during the festival of Maha Shivaratri. Locals have taken the efforts for paving a secured passage on the hills, for the safety of the pilgrims who come to worship Lord Shiva. The height of the Shiva Linga is said to be around 6 feet and has been observed to be rising up gradually. The famous Tarini temple is situated at a distance of 2 Kms from Malkangiri town, on the way to Jeypore.
Best Time To Visit
The period between the months of November to February is considered ideal for visiting this temple.
How To Reach Malkangiri
The Visakapatnam airport is the closest located airport. Private Taxis can be rented from the airport to reach Malkangiri, which is about 270 kms from Vizag by road.
The nearest railways station is located Jeypore. Cab and Bus services are available from Jeypore.
On reaching Malkangiri, four wheel vehicles such as taxis & Jeeps are available to reach the temple, which is located on top of the hill. Visitors who visit by air are suggested to connect Visakhapatnam Airport to reach Malkangiri. Visakhapatnam is 270 Kms away from Malkangiri by road.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Protection from evil
- Destruction of ego
Jayantii Manggalaa Kaalii Bhadrakaalii Kapaalinii Durgaa Shivaa Kssamaa Dhaatrii Svaahaa Svadhaa Namostu Te
Meaning -We salute the Devi Kali, who is always victorious and always auspicious, we offer salutations to Bhadrakali Devi who wears a skull garland, we salute Shiva's consort and the embodiment of self-control and supports all beings, Devi Durga, who is Swaha as well as Swadha. We offer our salutations to you.
Om Maha Kalyai Ca Vidmahe Smasana Vasinyai Ca Dhimahi Tanno Kali Prachodayat
Meaning -Om the great Goddess Kali who stays in the ocean of life and burial grounds, we focus our energies on you, may you grant us our wishes and bless us
Kaalika Kalahey Gorey Paathuthvaam Parameshwari Mandapey Thathra Mathangi Thatha Sowmya Swayamwarey
Meaning -Let the ever charming, mother of the universe, protect us and stay in this mandap and bestow her blessing on us as mother Mathangi.
Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru Te Namah
Meaning -Oh Goddess Katyayani, the great vigour of the Lord, the owner of great magical power and the mighty one who controls all, please make the son of Nanda Maharaj my husband. I offer my salutations to you.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.