Maa Dhamarai Temple, Dhamara, Bhadrak

Maa Dhamarai is the Presiding deity of Dhamara. Let us know the details.

  • Location -Goddess Dhamarai Temple, Dhamara, Bhadrak.
  • Distance -Bhadrak to Maa Dhamarai Temple is 60 Km via Jamujhadi-Basudevpur.
  • Opening Time -6.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 9.30 p.m
  • Festival – Chaitrapuja & Kali Puja.

How to Reach

  • By Air -Bhubaneswar, the Capital Of Odisha is the nearest Air port which is 230 km away from Dhamara.
  • By Train-The Nearest Railway Station is Bhadrak Railway Station (Charampa), which is 100 km away from Dhamara.
  • On Road -Dhamara is 80 km. away from Jamujhadi square on the NH 16.
maa dhamarai temple

The Goddess Dhamrai temple located in Dhamara, a small coastal township where the Dhamra River meets the Bay of Bengal. The location is around 60 kilometres east of the district headquarters. Chandbali is to the west, Basudebpur is to the north, Kalibhanjadia is to the south, and the Bay of Bengal is to the east.

The deity and the temple are the subject of several folk stories and legends. According to one of the historical traditions, Dhaneswar, a merchant who frequently traded with the Singhalies (Srilanka). He brought the god from Srilanka named “Pashana Mangala” and installed it at Dhamara on his way back home. MAA DHAMARAI was the name given to the above mentioned deity later on.

More Details on Maa Dhamarai

Maa Dhamrai had five sisters and lived in a region named “Satabhaya,” according to one of the folktales. Her five sisters were carnivores. However she was a strict vegetarian, which enraged her sisters, who shoved her deep into the sea. Maa Dhamarai, who was floating on the water, was thought to have been captured in the fishing net of one Sanatana Dalai and Bulei Behera, who had rescued her and began worshipping her in their home.

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Goddess Dhamarai

Later, it said that the queen of the then-King of Kanika, Sailendra Narayan Bhanjadeo, had a dream in which Maa Dhamarai instructed her to build a temple on the same night. By the year 1953, the temple built by then-King Sailendra Narayan Bhanjadeo had been destroyed, and the remnants had been carried away into the sea. People venerated the deity during this time by keeping her inside a thatched roof dwelling.

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