Aadi-Vishnu Temple at Balabhadrapur, Bhadrak

Aadi-Vishnu is a sleeping posture of Lord Vishnu as per the Hindu mythological tales. The temple of Aadi-Vishnu situates at Balabhadrapur of Bhadrak district, Odisha. As per the historical era, the idol of Aadi-Vishnu was made up of black marble in the age of Gupta Dynasty; in which Lord Vishnu appears with Gadaa Devi and Apsaraa. Unfortunately, the idol was being worshiped as Kharakhai Thakurani (Goddess) since a decade.


Aadi-Vishnu Temple at Balabhadrapur of Bhadrak


Aadi-Vishnu at Balabhadrapur, Bhadrak
The village Balabhadrapur is situated just after 5 km right on old Jagannath Sadak on the way from Dhamnagar to Chudakuti (Bhadrak-Akhandalamani Road). It is a small village of around 60 families. The temple of Aadi-Vishnu is situated at the entrance of the village with a small temple; where people used to worship the idol as Kharakhai Thakurani. However, it is a 5ft idol of Lord Vishnu.

Other Places to visit nearby Aadi-Vishnu temple

  • Kapali river;
  • Gohira tikiri; a warrior's place 13 km far from here;
  • Khan ka Sharif; a Hindu-Muslim worship place 7 km far from Balabhadrapur. It is the funeral of famous religious Guru Mohammad Habibbur Rehman; 
  • Akhandalamani; a famous place of Lord Shiva. Only 35km from here.

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