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Ghatagaon, Keonjhar


Ghatagaoan is a pious place in the Keonjhar district of Orissa as the places houses the sacred Maa Tarini Temple. Ghatagaon is located at such a place that it takes just an hour by car from the capital of the state, Bhubaneshwar. There is a local belief that Maa Tarini is one of the embodiments of Shakti, the ultimate power as believed by the Hindus. The Goddess is considered as the most powerful among all the Gods and Goddesses in the Oriya culture.

There is a myth that is associated with the birth of this temple in Ghatagaon. The colour of the face of the Goddess in this temple is red and she has two huge eyes. There are many who consider this place as the epitome of Tantra and the practice has been going on for many years in this place. Thousands of devotees visit the place throughout the year to worship the Goddess.

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