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Go For A Religious Trip To Orrisa

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Orissa is situated in southern part of India. This place is beautiful and is famous for its culture and traditions. Orrisa was known as Kalinga in previous times. There are a number of temples which are situated in Orrisa which invites a number of tourists every year. Given below is the places which you must visit in Orissa.

Mukteshwara Temple - Orissa
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This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a tenth-century temple which is located in Bhubhaneshwar.You can see the most amazing architecture at this place. It is believed that if women take bath in this temple, their infertility finishes. There are other small temples in it which have a number of lingams. Every year a dance festival is organized here for three days by Department of Tourism.

Mukteshwara Temple - Orissa
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This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a tenth-century temple which is located in Bhubhaneshwar.You can see the most amazing architecture at this place. It is believed that if women take bath in this temple, their infertility finishes. There are other small temples in it which have a number of lingams. Every year a dance festival is organized here for three days by Department of Tourism.

Jagannath temple is located in Puri which was built in the twelfth century. It is also called as Jagannath Puri. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. You can find the idol of Lord Krishna Jagannath is kept alongside those of Lord Balabhadra his brother and Goddess Subhadra his sister in this temple. This temple is known for forming the Char Dham. These Dhams are four of the holiest pilgrimage sites of Hindu religion which Hindu’s must visit once during there life to achieve moksha that is ultimate freedom. Every year a Jagannath Yatra is organized here where people from far off distance come and join this beautiful holy journey.

Lingaraja Temple - Orissa
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Bhubhaneshwar which is regarded as the capital city is also known for this Lingaraja temple. It is one of the oldest temple situated there. Every year a number of religious people visit this place. It depicts Kalinga architecture. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Kalinga. At one side of the temple, Bindu Sagar lake flows which actually surrounds the temple. It is even the largest temple and receives the maximum number of devotees.

Vaital Deul Temple - Orissa
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In the present time, it is one of the oldest temples which we can see.  This temple was built in an early 9th century and is devoted to eight armed Goddess Chamunda. It is present in Bhubaneshwar. Chamunda is a ferocious facade of Hindu Goddess Durga. Her name is made from two devils ‘Chanda’ and ‘Manda’ who the Goddess actually killed. Even a close resemblance to Kali who is another version of Durga can be seen here.

Thus Orissa is a beautiful place which will help you to experience a complete religious tour and even make you enjoy the vast culture of Southern India


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