Bala Kumari is a very famous temple located in Orissa and is considered as one of the auspicious places that one must visit in the state. There are 1240 steps that one has to surmount in order to get a glimpse of the deity. There are a lot of myths that are associated with the temple. The Goddess is believed to be a Kumari i.e. she is not married and that is why she is considered to be so powerful by the locals. The Goddess is so powerful that people from the other states also visit the temple to seek her holy blessings. Festival is held in the temple premises every year during the Navaratri where thousands of devotees come to pay tribute to Mother Goddess. The devotees pay a special tribute to the Bala Kumari on Tuesday.