Legend of Lakhmi Varaha Temple
A legendary fable narrates about the devotion and love of King of Aul towards Shri Lakshmi Varaha. The King, a fervent devotee, offered worship each day to the Lord located in the Maa Biraja Pitha at the Jajpur District with Yajna Varaha Temple. One day due to flood in the Baitarani River, the worship was cancelled. That night the King dreamt of the Lord instructing him to visit the temple at Atul. The King, following the instructions, rode to the temple. On his way back he was followed by the Lord who halted at Aul, one km away from the king's palace. The King thus, erected the temple in that location to commemorate the miraculous incident. The temple was later renovated by another king of Aul, Sri Brajasundar Dev during the 20th century.
Festivals of Lakhmi Varaha Temple
Lakhmi Varaha Temple celebrates several festivals such as Varaha dwadashi, Varaha Dola Yatra, Vijaya Dashami, Kumar Purnima and Kartik Purnima, drawing hordes of pilgrims from different destinations.
Lakhmi Varaha Temple is well connected by different modes of transport. Regular bus services are available from Kendrapara, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Bhubaneshwar. The nearest railway station is at Bhadrak situated on the Chennai-Howrah railway route.
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