Chausathi Jogini Mandir (64 Joginis Temple) 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 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.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.
Best time to visit: Oct-Feb
District: Khordha (Khurda)
Open Time: 6Am-9Pm
Popular Cuisine: Local Food
Attractions: The inside of the circular wall has cavities, each housing the statue of a Goddess.
Nearest Bus Stop: Rasulgadh
Nearest Railway Station: Bhubaneswar Railway Station
Travel Options: Taxi, Bus, Train, Flight
Nearest town: Bhubaneswar
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 20 km