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Maa mangala temple

Puri, Odisha 752108, India

Hindu Temples

About Maa mangala temple

Goddess Mangala is the presiding deity of this temple. Built in 15th century, the temple is a symbol of the ancient heritage of Kalinga. According to legend, the Goddess Mangala kept herself hidden under the waters of the River Prachi. One day a boatman was unable to cross the river in full spate when Maa Mangala told him in a dream to recover her from the middle of the river and establish her in the village of Mangalapur. He dived and recovered goddess idol and built the temple.


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Varahi Devi Temple10.27km from Maa mangala temple

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Varahi. This temple was built in the first quarter of 10th century AD during Somavamsi rule. Locally known as Matsya Varahi, the presiding deity Goddess Varahi sits in lalitasana on a plain platform with her right foot resting on the buffalo mount carved on the pedestal. She is presented as the pot-bellied goddess with the face of a boar.

Konark Sun Temple16.29km from Maa mangala temple

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Rameswar Temple32.63km from Maa mangala temple

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Maa Sarala Temple32.79km from Maa mangala temple

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Gorekhnath Temple (ଗୋରେଖନାଥ35.82km from Maa mangala temple

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Satyabadi bana bidyalaya39.42km from Maa mangala temple

It is a pre-secondary and Secondary school, located at Sakhigopal (Satyabadi block), a part of puri district, in the Indian state of Odisha. It was established by renowned writer and social worker Gopabandhu Das in 1909 (British India). According to Das, schools had to become man-making industries and had to be instrumental in the harmonious development of a child's personality.

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The district has been named after its headquarter town of Puri. The ancient name of this town was Charitra mentioned by the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang as Che-li-ta-lo.