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About Kedar Gouri Temple, Bhubaneshwar

Located behind Mukteswara temple, this is another ancient temple of Bhubaneshwar that was devoted to Lord Shiva (Kedareswar) and Goddess Gouri (Kedar Gouri). According to the legend, this temple is one of the eight Astasambhu of Bhubaneshwar. Many stories you get to hear about this temple. One of the stories says that the temple was built by King Lalatendu Kesari in honor of two lovers named Kedar and Gouri. Some other facts say that this temple was built by Lord Shiva. The procession during his marriage with Goddess Gouri was taken from Lingaraja temple to Kedargouri temple.

The highlighted feature of this temple is the 8 feet high statue of Hanuman and Goddess Durga, standing on a lion. Beside this, the Jagmohana (rectangular hall) with three-dimensional walls also deserves special attention.

Within the temple premise there are two ponds, named Khira Kund and Marichi Kund. Legend says that both the ponds have sacred powers. Taking a dip into the water of Khira Kund relieves a man from the cycle of birth and death and attains moksha. The water in Marichi Kund is said to cure woman’s infertility. 

Kedar Gouri Temple Information

  • Follow the Hindu rituals while visiting the temple.
  • Seek permission before taking any photograph.

Kedar Gouri Temple Tickets Prices

  • Entry is free.

Kedar Gouri Temple Opening and Closing Hours

  • Bhubaneswar’s temples are usually open from sunrise to sunset. However, check the official website before visiting the temple.

How To Get To Kedar Gouri Temple by Public Transport

  • By auto or by car from the centre of the city.

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Address: Near Bindu Sagar Pond, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002

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  • This place is the most peaceful place I felt personally. If some one visits this place after a whole long day of tiering job will not be disappointed and rather there heart will feel relaxed by the divine beauty and peace of this place. And along with that the serenity of god can also be felt truly by heart.

  • Situated in old town.. there are nearly 59 temples in old town .. you can visit all the temples and get aqunted with the culture tradition which is clearly attached to our history.. Must visit place..

  • Lord maheswar and his eife maa gouri reside here.both are known as love bird.very good place.

  • It is a pre historical story, love story between Kedara and Gouri . Once both of them were roaming inside a fence forest in (Ekambar kamana now at present Bhubaneswar) while moving they remained wide apart from each other and they were searching for each other . At that time Kedara could hear roaring of a tiger and become worried and panic about Gouri and started shouting aloudly "Gouri ! Gouri ! Gouri--. -- -- -- .To his disappointment he did not hear any response from Gouri moreover the tiger came to his notice with blood in his mouth . After seeing the tiger Kedara was convinced that Gouri was no more , she had been killed by the tiger . This was a major shock to him and he instantly took his life with a knife in his hand . After a while Gouri arrived there and saw Kedara dead with a knife in his hand , she was sure Kedara without seeing her committed suicide ,she took no time to kill herself with the same knife and laid down herself beside Kedara .

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  • I like this temple. It has different way of paintings other than old Bubaneswar temples. Visit on 24.09.2013.

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