Chaunsathi Yogini Temple, BhubaneshwarCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Hirapur, Odisha 752100, Bhubaneshwar, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
About Chaunsathi Yogini Temple, Bhubaneshwar
There are several Chausanth Yogini temples in India, with the main temple in Madhya Pradesh. Chaunsath Yoginis refer to the 64 female saints who were the ardent followers of Lord Shiva. The temple of Orissa is one of the most beautiful among all the 64 Yogini temples. There are the idols of 64 yoginis carved in a line on the walls of the temple. The temple is not too popular, it worth a visit for its architectural beauty
Chaunsathi Yogini Temple Information
- Follow the Hindu rituals like leaving your shoes outside before entering the temple.
Chaunsathi Yogini Temple Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Chaunsathi Yogini Temple Opening and Closing Hours
- The temple is open throughout the year.
How To reach Chaunsathi Yogini Temple by Public Transport
- By car from Bhubaneshwar.
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Chaunsathi Yogini Temple, Bhubaneshwar Reviews
There are 64 God and Goddess situated here. Peaceful place. Free parking.
Unique...must visit..interesting architecture without the usual central sanctum.
A small but very beautiful open temple.Its mainly a tantra pitha.Great architecture.
Chausathi Jogini Mandir (64 Joginis Temple)( Odia : ଚଉଷଠି ଯୋଗିନୀ ମନ୍ଦିର, ହୀରାପୁର ) is situated in a hamlet called Hirapur, 20 km outside Bhubaneswar , the capital of Odisha state of Eastern India . The temple is believed to be built by the Queen Hiradevi of Bramha dynasty during the 9th century.  It's built in a circular fashion, completely put together with blocks of sand stone. The inside of the circular wall has cavities, each housing the statue of a Goddess. There are around 56 such idols, made of black granite, inscribed within the wall cavities, centring on the main idol which is the Goddess Kali , who stands on a human head representing the triumph of the heart over the mind. The temple houses a central altar (Chandi Mandapa) which has the remaining 8 Goddess idols on all 4 sides. Some historians believe that an idol of Maha Bhairava was worshiped in the Chandi Mandapa.  64 Joginis Temple is a tantric temple,  with hypaethral architecture as tantric prayer rituals involve worshiping the bhumandala (environment consisting all the 5 elements of nature - fire, water, earth, sky and ether). The legend behind the temple according to local priests is of the Goddess Durga taking the form of 64 demi-goddesses in order to defeat a demon. After the fight the 64 goddesses ( Joginis ) asked Durga to commemorate them in the form of a temple structure.  The Jogini idols are generally representing a female figurine standing on an animal, a demon or a human head depicting the victory of Shakti (Feminine power). The idols express everything from rage, sadness, pleasure, joy, desire and happiness.  Such temples are also seen at Ranipur-Jharial site of the Balangir district in Odisha and seven other places in India. The number 64 finds its reference in Hindu mythology in various forms viz Kālá for time, Kalā for performing arts etc. The temple complex is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India .
Nice quite place to relax and darshan.