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Pataneswari Temple



Pataneswari Temple is a 14th century shrine, located at Patnagarh, about 38 km from Balangir, in Balangir District of Orissa. It was built by Ramai Dev, the first Chauhan King of Western Orissa.

The presiding deity is Goddess Pataneswari, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The Devi here is enshrined in the form of ten-armed Mahishasuramardini holding war weapons including sword and shields, bow and arrow, thunderbolt, a snake and a long trident.

Another temple dedicated to Goddess Pataneswari is situated at Sambalpur.

Balangir Railway Station is the nearest railhead.



Updated on 7th April, 2015
District: Balangir
Location: Patnagarh

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