Mangala temple, Karanjia

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Maa Mangala Temple of Karanjia is a perfect masterpiece of Odishan architecture. The presiding deity is Maa Mangala who symbolizes Shakti and is a prominent divinity of Shaktism. The temple enshrines the Goddess along with fine sculpture all over its body.

The hall or mandap built in front of the temple is a place where several marriages and other ritual activity take place. A fire pit is located in the courtyard where homa or yajna takes place. Several festivals related to Shakti cult takes place.

 

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