Chausathi Yogini 

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Chausathi Yogini

The Power, Grace & Benevolence of The Yogini’s

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The circular open roofed temple is one of the four surviving temples in India of the yogini cult which flourished in the country from the 8th Century AD to 13th Century AD. The temple located 15KM from Bhubaneswar at a hamlet called Hirapur was built in the 9th century AD and has been attributed to ...

The circular open roofed temple is one of the four surviving temples in India of the yogini cult which flourished in the country from the 8th Century AD to 13th Century AD. The temple located 15KM from Bhubaneswar at a hamlet called Hirapur was built in the 9th century AD and has been attributed to Queen Hiradevi, mother of King Subhakar Dev II of the Bhaumakar dynasty.

There are four surviving yogini temples in the country. Out of the four such temples two are located in Odisha (one in Hirapur and the other one in Ranipur-Jharial in Bolangir Dist and the other two are in modern day Madhya Pradesh).

The yogini cult practiced yoga along with tantrism. The object of worship was usually a Chakra or Wheel which had sixty four spokes, hence the name (Chausathi translates to sixty four in Odia). The presiding deity is Goddess Kali. The yogini’s are believed to be offshoots of the Saptamatrika and are incarnations of Shakti and depicted as vivacious and seem to embrace life rather than withdraw from it. The yogini’s define and represent the ultimate feminine power.

The circular open air structure is a stark departure from the tradition form of temple architecture in Odisha. This may have been necessitated by the fact that the cult worshipped the five elements – air, water, fire, earth and ether or sky. The yoginis are carved out of black slate stone and are depicted riding their vahanas (mounts) here.

One interesting aspect of the temple is that unlike other temples of that time in Odisha and Central India, one doesn’t find any erotic carvings in the yogini temples which according to historians may have been because the cult believed in celibacy as a path to salvation.

The temple was discovered in 1953 by noted historian Shri. Kedarnath Mohapatra who was the curator of the Odisha State Museum then. It is the smallest and the best preserved of the yogini temples in the country. The temple is under the supervision of ASI (Archeological Survey of India)

Festivals:

The Chausathi Yogini Mahotsav held every year between 23rd Dec to 25th Dec. The event has been graced by eminent artists like Sunanda Patnaik and Sonal Mansingh in the past.  The three day cultural soiree is organised by city-based organization, Nrutya Prativa and supported by Odisha Tourism. From classical vocal to dance, the festival hosted at a stage near the monument, is a one-of-its-kind experience for visitors

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Getting There

  • Nearest Railway Station - Bhubaneswar
  • Nearest Airport - Bhubaneswar
  • One can board the Puri bound bus from Cuttack/Bhubaneswar and get down at Uttara Square, from their hire an auto to the temple. Alternately book a radio cab or auto or drive down to the temple.

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RaniPur Jharial Chausath Yogini

Ranipur Jharial, Located at 150 km away from Bolangir, is famous for Shrine of presiding deity of chausath Yoginis. It is one of the Four such Shrines in India.
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Panthanivas Bhubaneswar

Panthanivas Bhubaneswar

Panthanivas Bhubaneswar, Lewis Road, BBSR-751014

9937562181 , 06742432515

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5 Km. Distance from Airport

3 Km. Distance from Railway Station

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Panthanivas Cuttack

Panthanivas Cuttack

Panthanivas Cuttack, At/PO-Buxi bazar, Cuttack-753001

9437273354 , 06712306916

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36 Km. Distance from Airport

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Chandaka Nature Camps

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Ansupa Nature Camp

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Prangan By Mango Hotel

Prangan By Mango Hotel

692,Cuttack Road, Near Budheswari Temple-751006

7064449001 , 06747119000

https://www.staymango.com/destinations/bhubaneswar.html

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5 Km. Distance from Airport

1 Km. Distance from Railway Station

7 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Hotel Durene

Hotel Durene

Old Station Bazar, Cuttack Road. Bhubaneswar ,751006. Odisha.

8339966641

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4 Km. Distance from Airport

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Kila Dalijoda Palace

Kila Dalijoda Palace

At – Jyoti Niketan ( Rajbati) PO & Village – Mangarajpur, via Choudwar Dist - CUTTACK – 754028, Odisha.

9438667086

http://www.kiladalijoda.com

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60 Km. Distance from Airport

50 Km. Distance from Railway Station

5 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Judge Court

Judge Court

VIP Road, Balagandi, Near Ananya Resort, Puri, Odisha, 752001

9810933269 , 09810933269

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58 Km. Distance from Airport

3 Km. Distance from Railway Station

2 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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