Bhubaneswar

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.


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