Dwarabasini Temple – Bhubaneswar

Dwarabasini Temple is located 120m north of Ananta Vasudeva Temple on the east bank of Bindu Sagar tank in old Bhubaneswar.

According to orthodox texts such as Ekamra Purana, Ekamra Chandrika and Swarnnaori Mahodaya, Ekamra Kshetra (old Bhubaneswar) is also the abode of eight Chandis. They are Ramayani, Kapalini, Mohini (or Bindhyabasini), Ambika, Dwarabasini, Uttareswari and Gauri. These Chandikas are placed on the four sides of Bindu Sagar. The temple was a major tantra peeth during the historical period.

Although the structure standing today is a relatively modern one, the origins of a temple of this site dates back to at least the 11th century A.D.

Please ‘Like’ or add a comment if you enjoyed this blog post. If you’d like to be notified of any new content, just sign up by clicking the ‘Follow’ button. If you have enjoyed this or any other of my posts, please consider buying me a coffee. There’s a facility to do so on the righthand side of this website for desktop users, and just above the comment section for mobile users. Thank you !

If you’re interested in using any of my photography or articles please get in touch. I’m also available for any freelance work worldwide, my duffel bag is always packed ready to go…

1 reply »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s