Maa Kharakhai Temple, Rajkanika, Kendrapara

Sialia village under Rajkanika Tehsil of Kendrapara There is no doors in the houses and the entire village. And still, thefts do not occur here. The prime deity of the village is Goddess Kharakhai. The temple of the village deity Goddess Kharakhai is at the north end of the village. There is no roof in this temple as people believe the Goddess loves to remain under the open sky so that sunlight falls on her. In Odia, the meaning of Kharakhai means the one, who enjoys the sunlight. Perhaps that is the reason Goddess Kharakhai temple does not have a roof. People believe it is the blessing of the Goddess which makes them safe from theft. Hence no doors are required in houses of this village.