How to Reach at Dhamarai Temple of Dhamara, Bhadrak

Dhamarai Temple of Dhamara, Dhamarai, Bhadrak Temple, Dhamara, Famous temples of Odisha
Dhamarai temple at Dhamara is famous for Goddess Dhamarai. It is situated nearby the river Dhamara that meets into Bay of Bengal. Dhamara is 62 km far from Bhadrak, 25 km from Chandabali in west and around 220 km from Bhubaneswar. There is regular & direct bus service from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak. Nearest railway station is at Bhadrak. The temple Dhamarai is one of the highest and elegant temples of Bhadrak. To know more about the temple and other nearby places of interests, read this article fully.


Facts about Dhamarai Temple of Dhamara, Bhadrak

Dhamarai Temple of Dhamara, Dhamara, Bhadrak temples, famous temples of Odisha

There are two basic stories or legends upon the establishment of Maa Dhamarai Temple. The first one is, once Dhaneswar Banik (merchant) obtained a stone idol in the river Baitarani while his returning from Singhala (now SriLanka) and started worshiping at Dhamara. However, there is another legend about the temple.

Maa Dhamarai is one among five sisters of Panchubarahi of Satabhaya. Maa Dhamarai is pure vegetarian whereas the others are carnivorous; so due to a dispute among them they thrown Maa Dhamarai in to the sea. Unfortunately, Dhamarai fell into two fishermen’s net, Sanatan Dalai and Bulei Behera of Chandinipal village. On the same day Maa Dhamarai appeared the King of Kanika on his dream and ordered to built a temple and worship her. King of Kanika, Shailendra Narayan Bhanja Deo built the temple; however later it was washed and ruined by the sea storms.

The famous festivals at Dhamarai temple are Madhu Paarban and Makar Mela. Makar Mela begins on Makar Sankranti and been celebrated for 10-15 days. 


Other Places of Interests nearby Dhamarai Temple:

  • Bhitarkanika National Park, giant salt water crocodile and wild life sanctuary;
  • Baba Akhandalamani, famous Shiva Temple;
  • Newly formed Dhamara Port;
  • Sun temple at Tihidi, Sri Biranchi Narayan Temple.

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