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Daksinakalika Temple

Daksinakalika Temple, also referred to as Daksina Kali Temple, is south-east of Jagannath Temple in Puri. It is a modern temple built on a high platform. The temple enshrines a four-armed idol of Goddess Kali.

Seated on a corpse, she is shown here as drinking blood with holding a dagger and a severed head in two of her hands. The shrine faces the east and consists of a vimana and a Jagamohana. It is believed that Daksinakalika is the guardian of the kitchen of the Jagannath Temple.

Updated on 9th October, 2005
District: Puri
Location: Puri    


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