The Maa Majhighariani Temple is located on the banks of the Nagabali River and is 3 km distance from Rayagada town. Majhighariani is the presiding deity of Rayagada District and is famous in the southern division of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Goddess Majhighariani is also known as Majji Gouri. Maa Majhigariani idol is worshipped only On Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Majhi Gouri temple is a popular tourist places in Rayagada district.
History of Maa Majhighariani Temple
According to legend, Maa Majhighariani Temple is believed to have been established in 1528 AD. Nandpur Maharaja Biswanathdev brought the Majhi Gouri idol from Jaipur to Rayagada. she is now known as Majhighariani because he worships the mother in the centre of the city.
According to legend, Maa Magalghariani is the eldest among the 9 sisters. Out of the other 8 sisters, Ma Durga is worshiping at Paika Sahi Maa Samleswari Temple in Rayagada city, while the other 7 sisters are staying in Brahman Sahi in Rayagada city. Navratri is celebrated for 9 days on the occasion of Dasahara Puja. On these days, daily Chandipatha, Surya Puja, Sandhi Puja are held in the Majhi garui temple premises.
The origin of the goddess is believed to be in the 4th century A.D. Majhigouri temple is surrounded by beautiful hill which is another attraction point of this temple. The famous festival of this temple is the Chaitra ‘Chaitra Parba‘ festival, which attracts a large number of devotees. The speciality of this temple is that the goddess of Majhi Gouri temple fulfils every wish of the devotees. Maa Majhigariani Mandir is a popular famous temple in Rayagada District, Odisha.
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