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Bhattarika Temple – Goddess Bhattarika Temple in Odisha

Bhattarika Temple is located around 105 km from Cuttack in Odisha. The shrine is located on the banks of Mahandi River. Maa Bhattarika is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The temple is famous as a Shakti Sthal.

Legend has it that Goddess Bhattarika appeared to help Parashuram in his battle against Sahasrarjuna. 
The most important festivals observed here are Akshaya Tritiya, Pana Sankranti, Dasara and Durga Puja.

The temple is engulfed by water when Mahanadi is in her full spate.

The murti of Maa Bhattarika is then moved to a nearby small cave.

There is a murti of Parashuram in yoga posture in the temple.

There is also an Ashta Lakshmi Temple in the vicinity.