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Mohini Temple

The 9 m high Mohini Temple on the south bank of Bindu Sagar bears a close resemblance to the Parashurameswar Temple, on the main Bhubaneswar-Puri road. Mohini literally means the temptress. The presiding deity is Goddess Chamunda, a ten armed tantric incarnation of Goddess Kali. The dancing icon of the goddess is there in the inner sanctum. A six-armed image of Mahishasuramardini is presented as lying on the floor of the Jagamohana, the prayer hall. Though unfinished in appearance, the temple has the images of Parvati, Kartikeya and Ganesh and carved wooden ceilings.

Mohini Temple is 4 km from Bhubaneswar, which is easily accessible from any part of India by road, rail and air. The city bus station is 5 km from the city center.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Khordha
Location: Bhubaneswar    


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