Saptamatruka Temple, Jajpur, Odisha

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District:: Jajpur

Saptamaruka Temple is Hindu temple in Jajpur  in the Indian state of Odisha. Temple is dedicated to Hindu Tantric and Puranic goddesses Saptamatrikas.


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The temple was on a state of danger and later renovated by ASI, India. The deities were installed during Ashwamedha sacrifice of Yajati Keshari for protection. The design of the idols dates back to the 11th century AD. During the rule of Kala Chand in Murshidabad their armies came to destroy the Hindu temples in around Jajpur, then the Brahmins have hidden the images of Saptamatrikas in a tunnel near Baitarani River. Later the images were recovered and worshipped by Utkala Brahmins of Jajpur.Legend says that these goddesse emanated from the body of devi Durga while killing Nishumbha and Shumbha. The matrikas represent the inner will power of their respective male God. Saptamatrikas are namely: Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Shivaduti or Indrani, Narasimhi, Chamunda, Kaumari and Varahi.

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