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Kichakeshwari Temple


The Kishakeshwari Temple is dedicated to Chamunda or Kali and is located in Khiching, which was the ancient capital of the Bhanja rulers, located about 205 km fromBalasore and 150 km from Baripada in the Mayurbhanj district of north Orissa.

About the temple

The temple is made of chlorite. It is architecturally brilliant and well carved from its outer surface. It is one of the most impressive temples in the Kalinga style of architecture. The style of the temple is contemporary of the Brahmeshwara and the Lingaraj temples of Bhubaneswar. Height of the temple is 100 feet (30 m) and total area is 1,764 square feet (163.9 m2). The temple is made up of black chlorite which faces towards the east and consists of rekha vimana and stands over a high platform of 1.20 meters. The interior is single roomed where the Goddess deity is present and worshipped. The exteriors of temple is highly decorated, with magnificent sculptors like nayakas, naga-nagin, Ganesha, Kirtimukha, Khakharamundi and other divine god and goddess. The huge pillars sculpted with Nagin are unique heritage of this temple.


The nearest airport to Khiching is Bhubaneswar airport or Biju Patnaik International Airport. The nearest railway station is in Badampahar. Good networks of roads connect Khiching to all the prime towns of Orissa. Daily private and state-run buses are available for Khiching from Baripada and Keonjhar.

Temple Address

Kichakeshwari Temple,
Khiching, Odisha.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Marriage
  • Get married to a person of a girl's choice
  • Health and longevity of husband

Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe

Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.

Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe

Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.

Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe

Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.


The main temple opens to devotees early at 5 in the morning and closes down at 10pm. It, however, remains closed between 12 noon to 3 pm.

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