The Narayani Temple is dedicated to Goddess Narayani and is located in Narayani, near Khalikote, Orissa. The temple is popular for Durga Puja. It was renovated by the Zamindars of Khalikote in early 18th Century. The style is Khakhara Deula. It existed before 12th Century AD. The temple is known for the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside' including Chilika Lake.
About The Temple
The temple’s visible segment measures about 6.75 metres in length and 4.35 metres in width. The construction maintains a unique pattern between stone pieces in the structure. It was cemented by using a substance secreted by rubbing two stone pieces. The temple is built out of sandstone. The exterior surface has a pink varnish.
About The Deity
Goddess Narayani (Mahisasuramardini Durga) has six hands. She is the dwelling deity of this temple. As per mythology the deity in the shrine is an aavatar of Maishamardini Maa Durga. Earlier, she was worshipped by local tribes inside the cave (khola).
Legend and Stories
The temple’s journey is associated with the former ruler of Khalikote states and expected to be built in 18th century A.D. Durga puja is one of the major celebration of the temple.
Ashokasthami is the most important festival of the hilly goddess celebrating for three days. Mesha Sankranti and Raja Sankranti are important ones. A large number of devotees visit the temple and worship to the deity during these days every year.
Instead of Ganjam you can a get flight to Bhubaneswar Airport on regular basis. There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Ganjam. Ganjam does not have a bus stand. Nearest option is Berhampur.
Ganjam does not have a bus stand. Nearest option is Berhampur.
Narayani, khallikote, Ganjam
Orissa, Pin Code - 761 127
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Trouble-free marital life
- Removal of physical ailments
- Freedom from economic Problems
- Fearless disposition
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah
Meaning -Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.
Ayi Giri Nandini Nandita Medini Vishva Vinodini Nandi Nute Giri Vara Vindhya Shiro Adhi Nivaasini Vissnnu Vilaasini Jissnnu Nute Bhagavati He Shiti Kannttha Kuttumbini Bhuri Kuttumbini Bhuri Krte Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura Mardini Ramya Kapardini Shaila Sute
Meaning -I offer my salutations to the mountain's daughter, who fills the world with joy, who is praised by Nandi, who lives on Vindhya's summits, who gives joy to Her brother Lord Vishnu and who Lord Indra praises, Oh Goddess who is Lord Shiva's consort and who created abundance. The destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, the one with beautiful hair and the mountain's daughter, victory to you.
Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.