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20 Attractions to Explore Near Maa Sarala Temple

 Maa Sarala Temple
Maa Sarala TempleTirtol, Odisha 754136, India

It is one of the eight most famous Shakta shrines of Odisha. In Hindu culture, 'Maa Sarala' is a Goddess who acts as a patron of the followers of Vaishnav and Shakta.The current temple is approximately 500 years old, and was built by the Raja of Manijanga. The remnants of the old temple are not visible, but folklore suggests that it was sited at Badasarol.

Nearby Attractions

Gorekhnath Temple (ଗୋରେଖନାଥ
Gorekhnath Temple (ଗୋରେଖନାଥ4.95 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

This is a Hindu temple in Odisha. baba Goraknath is the follower of Matsyendranath, the founder of the Nath tradition. It is a popular place in Jagatsinghpur and is said that Baba Gorak Nath has performed meditation in this place.

Varahi Devi Temple
Varahi Devi Temple30.64 KMs away from Maa Sarala 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.

Maa mangala temple
Maa mangala temple32.79 KMs away from Maa Sarala 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.

Lalitagiri Buddhist Complex
Lalitagiri Buddhist Complex34.79 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

This is a major Buddhist complex in the Indian state of Odisha. Lalaitgiri is a part of Pushpagiri university located on top of hills of the same names. Lalitagiri is a major center of Buddhism hemmed between the Parabhadi and Landa sandstone hills in the standalone Assian hill range.

Madhusudan Das House
Madhusudan Das House36.63 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Madhusudan Das was the first graduate and advocate of odisha. He was instrumental in creation of Province of Orissa . His house is very famous and there is a statue of him.

Paradip Port
Paradip Port 37.87 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Paradip Port is a natural, deep-water port on the East coast of India in Jagatsinghpur. It is situated at confluence of the Mahanadi river ad the Bay of Bengal. It is situated 210 nautical miles south of Kolkata and 260 nautical miles north of Visakhapatnam.

Rameswar Temple
Rameswar Temple40.44 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

This is a very old temple in Bhubaneswar, Khordha. It is located from 2 km distance from Lingaraj shrine. The architecture of this temple is a wonder of the ancient age.

Chausathi Jogini Temple
Chausathi Jogini Temple43.70 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Chausathi Jogini Temple is situated in a hamlet called Hirapur. The temple is believed to be built by the Queen Hiradevi of Bramha dynasty during the 9th century. It's built in a circular fashion, completely put together with blocks of Sandstone. The inside of the circular wall has cavities, each housing the statue of a Goddess. There are around 56 such idols, made of black granite, inscribed within the wall cavities, centring on the main idol which is the Goddess Kali.

Dhauli
Dhauli47.92 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Dhauli Giri is the site, on whose plains Kalinga War was fought. Adorned with a rock edict erected by the great emperor Ashoka of Maurya Dynasty, the hills are located on the banks of the Daya River. Seeing the Daya River that had turned to red by the Kalingan martyrs, Ashoka renounced war and embraced Buddhism. The bloodshed led Ashoka to change his mind, after which he laid down the weapons of violence and accepted a life of Ahimsa in the form of Buddhism.

Konark Sun Temple
Konark Sun Temple48.31 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God Surya, what remains of the temple complex has the appearance of a 100-foot (30 m) high chariot with immense wheels and horses, all carved from stone. Once over 200 feet (61 m) high, much of the temple is now in ruins. The structures and elements that have survived are famed for their intricate artwork, iconography, and themes, including erotic kama and mithuna scenes.

 Bhubaneswar Temple
Bhubaneswar Temple48.71 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Bhubaneswar the temple city of India is the capital of Orissa. It is believed that there were about 7000 temples in Ekamra Vana of Bhubaneswar . Reminiscence of the days of yore dating back to the 6th century.Satrughaneswar and laxamaneswar temple to the gigantic Lingaraj temple of the 11th century are available in the old township .Centuries of temple building activity continued well in to the 12th and 13th century in the shape of Anant Basudev temple on the southeast of the Bindu Sarovar Tank

Nandankanan Zoological Park
Nandankanan Zoological Park50.43 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Nandankanan Zoological Park is located 20 kms ahead of the capital city Bhubaneswar in Orissa. By sprawling across dense and tranquil forests of Chandaka, Nandankanan serves the first captive gharial breeding center of India. The name that literally means the "Garden of Pleasure" is the most picturesque park to bring an opportunity to discover unique flora and fauna flourishing in their most natural habitat.

Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves
Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves53.12 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri, mentioned as Kumari Parvata . They have a number of finely and ornately carved caves built during 2nd-century BCE. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks. Udayagiri means "Sunrise Hill" and has 18 cav

ହୁକିଟୋଲା ଦ୍ବୀପ | Hukitola Island

An island located in Odisha which was formed from silt deposits. There is a building on the island, which was constructed by british. In late 2013, the building began to be renovated by the State Archaeological Department, with the goal of making it into an Eco tourist spot.

baldevjew temple
baldevjew temple55.33 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Shri Baldev Jew temple situated in Ichhapur, 5kms from Kendrapara Town. Here one can see the beautiful temple with other small temples in its side exhibiting the architectural marvel of the ancient Odisha. Lord Baladev is the main deity worshipped in the temple along with his brother and sister. An idol representing Tulasi as Goddess in a seated position is also present after the sacred seven steps.

ଧବଳେଶ୍ଵର ମନ୍ଦିର Dhabaleswara Temple

Dhabaleswar is popular for the temple of Lord Shiva that stands on a hillock in the middle of river Mahanadi. Located in an island on the river near Mancheswar village of Athagarh block, 37 km from Cuttak. the temple is embellished with stone carvings that date back to the early 10th and 11th century. It is said King Purusottam Dev established the temple in the middle of river Mahanadi so that his queen Padmabati could worship Shiva.

Satyabadi bana bidyalaya
Satyabadi bana bidyalaya61.63 KMs away from Maa Sarala 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.

Raghurajpur Silpi Gram
Raghurajpur Silpi Gram65.64 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Rajhurajur is known as crafts village of Odisha. This place is famous for the beautiful crafts developed by the villagers. Villagers or the craftsmen of this place were supplying decorative items to temples and Mathas (temples constructed mostly by famous devotees located around Sri Jaganatha temple.) of Puri. They also supply Patas which used in the throne of Lord Jaganatha inside temple. During car festival several the chariots are decorated by paints of these artisans.

Baba Akhandalamani Temple
Baba Akhandalamani Temple70.10 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

Akhandalamani Temple is the abode of Lord Shiva. The chief interest of the place is its Akhandalamanilegendary history for which it shares a significant position in the tourism of Bhadrak. As the history runs, king Niladri Samara Singha Mohapatra started worshipping the God Akhandalamani some 350 years ago, when the black glazed granite stone was found underground and the king dreamt of the god.

Mahadev Chandrashekhar Temple (Kapilasa Temple)
Mahadev Chandrashekhar Temple (Kapilasa Temple)71.08 KMs away from Maa Sarala Temple

The loftiest peak of Kapilas range enshrines the temple of Lord Shiva, i.e. Chandrasekhar, at a height of about 457 meters. The place is identified with Kailash, the legendary abode of Lord Shiva. A flight of 1,351 steps and a ghat road leads to the temple. Thousands of devout souls throng to Kapilas on Mahasivaratri, the night consecrated to Lord Shiva, in the month of February-March. The hill has several caves and as well as the ruins of a mediaeval fort which are regularly visited by pilgrims