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Jajpur district,Odisha

Jajpur is a district of Odisha, India, and an historic place of pilgrimage. As Jajpur was once the capital of the Kalinga kingdom, it is now an area of archeological wealth, including the famous Saktipitha of the Goddess Biraja, as well as the shrines of the Goddess Biraja (Durga), Jangya Baraha (incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the white boar), Sapta Matruka, and a host of other religious figures, all located along the bank of the River Baitarani. Ashokajhar, Chandikhol, Chhatia, Gokarnika, Kuransa, Mahavinayak, Patharajpur, Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, Satyapira, Singhapur, Vyas Sarobar, and Baruneswar Pitha are some of the destinations that attract tourists to the district, and the region’s various natural resources support mines and industries.

Geography of Jajpur district,Odisha

The district is 2,888 square kilometres (1,115 sq mi) in area, of which 202 square kilometres (78 sq mi) is forested. The population is 1, 622,868 and the literacy rate is 72.19%. The district headquarters is at Jajpur. The district is home to some 1,781 villages and two major towns. Annual rainfall is 1,771.8 millimetres (69.76 in).

Important Places in Jajpur district,Odisha
Biraja Khetra:

This is the ancient name of its district headquarters Jajpur town. Jajpur town also known as Biraja Kshetra, the place sacred to Goddess Biraja, the symbol of Sakti(Power). It is a small city surrounded by the river Baitarani in semicircle and a high level canal at the other end. Jajpur town is believed to be the capital of Jajati Keshari the then king of Kalinga Empire during 11th–12th. century AD.

Chhatia Batta:

Chhatia is famous for Lord Jagannath Temple. It is 25 km from Cuttack. It is believed as the second Shreekhetra of Odisha according to the facts described in Malika. The accommodation facility can be availed at Chandikhol and Cuttack by hiring Hotels and Lodges. For financial purpose, the nearest bank located to this tourist place is S.B.I Chatia. The common languages spoken in the area are Oriya, Hindi and English. PHC, Chatia is nearer to the spot for accessing medical facilities. People wear light cotton in summer and woolen in winter.

Chandikhol:

Chandikhol, which is 40 km from Cuttack, is an attractive picnic spot with natural springs and scenerY.
Dasaswamedha Ghat is situated on the bank of river Baitarani. This famous holy spot was built during the rule of Jajati Kesari.Baruni Snana is a significant occasion when many pilgrims visit the place for holy bath, which is celebrated during the month of February and March. It is believed that you are blessed if you take bath at Dasaswamedha Ghat in any holy day of Hindu calendar. The accommodation facility can be availed at Jajpur Road and Jajpur Town by hiring Hotels and Lodges. For financial purpose, the nearest banks located to this tourist place are S.B.I Chandikhol and a few nationalized banks. The common languages spoken in the area are Oriya, Hindi and English. District Headquarters Hospital, Jajpur is nearer to the spot for accessing medical facilities. People wear light cotton in summer and woolen in winter.

janpada Shri Dadhibaman Jiew Temple:

Janpada is situated at distance of 15 km from district Head Qaurter and 25 km from Chandikhole. According to Mukti Mandap Mahasabha & various historical manuscripts Shri Dadhibaman jiew at Janpada is more-than-900-year-old deity and worshipped by Pujaris ( Dash)communities originally from UP. Ratha Yatra is the main function of Shri Dadhibana Jiew apart from so many festivals, Hera Panchami at Mausima Temple situated at Janpada eastern parts of the village and Sunabesa on Chariot at main temple creates a different spiritual atmosphere. Adhikari Madan Dash is the chief priest and as per family tradition Mahendra Nayak is the Chief Sevayat ( Servant) of Shri Dadhibaman Jiew.

Golkunda Maa Bata Mangala Temple:

At a distance of 16 from District Head Quarter near to Janpada. According to local beliefs, if any one has serious health issues then he can be cured by the blessing of Maa Mangala. Every year from Pana/Bisuba Sankranti 9 days Mahayangya taking all devotees in blessings. It is situated bank of River Brahmani and beautiful Golkunda Village. Any one should go to take a visit at this beautiful place. Near by town is Brahmabarada.