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Mausima Temple, Puri

Mausima Temple is midway between the Jagannath Temple and Gundicha Temple on the Grand Road in Puri. Goddess Mausima who is also known as Ardhasini is Lord Jaganath’s aunt, mother’s sister. It is believed that this Goddess saved Puri when the floods hit the city by drinking half the sea water. She, along with Kapalamochana Shiva, is believed to watch over Puri day and night.

Thousands of devotees pay their visits to the temple during the chariot festival of Lord Jagannath. During the festival, while chariots of the two other deities of the Jagannath Temple, Balabhadra and Subhadra, are directly drawn back to the Singha Dwara of Jagannath Temple, Lord Jagannath’s chariot stops in front of the Mausima temple for some time to accept the 'Poda Pitha' or rice cake from his aunt.

Other days when plenty of visitors visit the Mausima Temple are on the festivals of Mahasaptami and Mahanavami.

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