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Goddess Hingula and Puri Jagannath – Connection Through Kitchen Fire

Goddess Hingula is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is worshipped at the famous shrine at Balochistan. There is a connection between Puri Jagannath and Goddess Hingula and this is through kitchen fire at the Puri temple.

Goddess Hingula appears in the form of fire. Her Brahmandreya is worshipped at Balochistan.

Nala Raja of Vidarbha region in Gujarat was an ardent devotee of Goddess Hingula. She resided in the form of Agni in his kingdom.

The king of Puri decided to start Anna Prasad to Jagannath at Puri. The king had a dream in which Puri Jagannath asked him to bring Goddess Hingula to manage his kitchen. The king of Puri then went to Vidarbha and requested Nala Raja to allow Goddess Hingula to accompany him so that she can be present in the kitchen of Puri Jagannath Temple.

The king stopped at Gopalprasad on his way. Goddess Hingula is worshipped here and she has a temple at the spot. It is around 14km from Talchar in Odisha.

The pujas for Goddess Hingula is performed at Gopalprasad. But she is constantly present in the kitchen of Puri Jagannath Temple which is her Karma Sthal.

Every year on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi, Goddess Hingula gives darshan to devotees at Gopalprasad in a state of burning fire at a spot near Hingula Temple.