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JAJPUR

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» East India
» Orissa
Location : 92-km from Cuttack, Orissa
Famous As : Pilgrimage Centre
Presiding Deity: Goddess Viraja or Durga


Once the prosperous and ancient capital of Utkal, Jajpur was an important and flourishing centre for trade and commerce in the olden days. Its diverse cultural cultural cross- currents enlivened and enriched the city even in the days of the visit of the Chinese traveller Huien T'Sang.

Goddess Virja Temple, Jajpur, OrissaJajpur is also one of the sacred pilgrim points in Orissa. Goddess Viraja (Durga) is city's reigning deity. Jajpur is also known as 'Navigaya Kshetra' where pinda is offered by the Hindus for their ancestors.

Situated on the bank of river 'Vaitarani', Jajpur has the sacred shrines of mother Goddess Viraja (Durga), 'Sveta Varaha' - the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the white boar, 'Sapta Matruka' and a host of other shrines.

HOW TO GET THERE
Rail:
The nearest railhead is at Jajpur-Keonjhar Road on the Howrah-Chennai main line of the S.E. Railway

Road:
One can reach Jajpur by an all-weather motorable road just 27-km away from the city. Jajpur is 92-km from Cuttack by road.

WHERE TO STAY
OTDC's Viraja Panthasala

FOR MORE TOURIST INFORMATION
Tourist Office, Cuttack,
Phone: 612225

Nearby Cities
Cuttack: 92-km
Keonjhar: 27-km



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