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Panchama is a small village in Keonjhar District of Orissa. The place is famous for the shrine of Panchama Ganesh (Lord Ganesh), locally known as Siddha Binayaka.

According to local tradition, the Gajapati King Purushottamadeva recovered the idol of Ganesh in the hollow of two trees of Vara and Aswastha. He paid his homage to the image after its consecration, since then the place is sanctified and has become an important centre of Ganapathy worship, preserving the great tradition of Pancha Devata worship of Orissa.

Panchama is about 12 km from Berhampur Railway Station.

Updated on 13th July, 2005
District: Ganjam


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