(Last Updated on : 04-06-2014)
Siddha Bhairavi Temple, glorifying the divinity and mysticism of Goddess Bhairavi
, is located in Mantridi in Ganjam district
in the Indian state
. One of the famous Shakti
shrines, the temple enshrines the idol of Goddess Bhairavi, one of the goddess of the Ten Mahavidyas
. The temple is situated on the National Highway 5 at a distance of almost 18 kms from Berhampur
. Berhampur Railway Station is the nearest railhead here.
Deities of Siddha Bhairavi Temple
The idol of Goddess Bhairavi, installed in the garbhagriha
of the temple, has been constructed in crude fashion. The idol of the goddess is depicted having one leg and four hands. A legendary fable narrates that several years ago the idol was discovered from a ploughed field. Later it was installed in the temple sanctum sanctorum in 1937. Besides its presiding deity the temple also enshrines within its complex 108 sub shrines of several gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. The 12 Jyotirlingas
, Dashavatara, Meenakshi, Vaishno Devi
, Ranganatha, Venkateshwara and Badrinath
are some of the distinguished images firmly footed in the temple premises portraying the same divinity with which it was installed years back.
The temple complex also houses a huge shrine in the vicinity of the main building, dedicated to Lord Jagannath
along with his siblings. Hordes of pilgrims throng the premises of the temple on Tuesdays and on the Sankranti days of every month.
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