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Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole - Place to visit in Jajpur, Orissa


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Mahavinayak temple is a major center of pilgrimage.It is a major Shiv Temple in Orissa.In this temple Five(5) gods and goddesses are worshiped by people,such as:-Lord Shiv,Lord Ganesh,Lord Vishnu,Lord Sun and Maa Shakti.Near about 100000 people visits the temple every year.



Importance of Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, jajpur, Orissa


Lord Ganesha's one other name is 'Binayak'.For this the temple name is Mahavinayak,but this place is popularly known as a Shiva Khestra.So this is a different place from others.

Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur

History of Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur


According to a legend when Lord Shiv cut the head of Lord Ganesha,his detached head fell in this place so the another name is called Vinayak Khestra.

An another legend tells that at the time of Mahabharata battle, Mata Kunti also offered one lakh swarna Champa flowers to Lord Shiva from this place for the victory of her sons.

Location of Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur


Chandikhole is generally popular for supplying construction materials such as chips,metal,bajuri,dust etc.This is the location of 'Mahavinayak' from popular places of Orissa.This temple is situated at the foot of 'Barunabanta' or 'Barunei' Hill.

How to reach Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur


Reaching Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur by road Way
Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole is 4 k.m from Chandikhole Chhak and Chandikhole is 40 k.m far from the old city Cuttack and 61 k.m from the capital city Bhubaneswar. The road is from Cuttack towards Bhadrak on NH-5(A).

Distance of Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole from Cuttack is thus 40 Km
Distance of Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole from Bhubaneshwar is 61 Km

How to reach Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole by Rail
Nearest main Railway station from Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur is Cuttack
Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole is 44 k.m away from Cuttack main Railway station and 6 k.m away from two small stations Railway station Haridaspur and Dhanamandal.

How to reach Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur by Air Way
Nearest airport from Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur is This place is 65 k.m far from Bhubaneswar Air port (Biju patanaik International airport).

Where to stay at Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur


Guest House Facilities at Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur
There are two guest houses near the temple with all facilities.The rent of this guest houses are near about Rs.500 per day.
Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole:Heaven in Jajpur District

Picnic Facility at Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, jajpur


Mahavinayak Temple is a good picnic spot in Jajpur.There are three spots for picnic.One is for Non-veg foods and two for Veg foods.All the accessories are provided by the temple trust in affordable prices.

Rituals Followed in Mahavinayak Temple, Jajpur, Orissa


Raja Sankranti
Shivratri
Prathamastami
Sankranti

Jagara festival of Orissa is celebrated here for 3 days.

Places to Visit near the Mahavinayak Temple of Chandikhole, Jajpur


Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri & Udayagiri, Orissa


These are the old Boudha caves.Now these are managed by orissa state Govt.
Biraja Temple:
Biraja temple is 45 km far from Mahavinayak tample.Mata Biraja is worshiped here.

Chatia bata Temple, Orissa


Chatia temple is 20 km far from Mahavinayak temple.Lord Jagannath,Lord Balabhadra and Debi Subhadra is worshiped here.
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