Maa Bhagabati Temple, Banapur, Khordha

Bhagabati Temple is Situated at Banapur village, and It is 8 km from Balugaon, 12 km from Barakul of Chilika and is 105 km from Bhubaneswar. Goddess Bhagabati and Dakhya Prajapati are worshipped in this temple. Bhagabati Temple is one of the famous Shakti Pitha of Odisha. The temple was built in the 9th century AD. Durgapuja is the main festival of this temple. Many Buddhist idols have been excavated in Banapur, so this place is associated with Buddhist culture. Maa Bhagabati Mandir is a famous temple in Khordha.

Another attraction of Banpur is the Shalia dam which is only 2 km from the Banapur Bhagabati temple. It attracts tourists to come here in winter for a beautiful natural environment. It is the best place for Picnic, Excursion & Weekend holidays.