“Jayanti Mangala Kali Bhadra Kali kapalini
Durga khayama subha Dhatri swaha swadha namashute”
Are you planning to go to Kakatpur? Oh, you must go there, so peaceful whole environment—also a beautiful place. Kakatpur Maa Mangala Temple is a Hindu Shakti Patha located at Kakatpur in the Puri district of Odisha, on the eastern coast of India, at a Distance of 61km from Bhubaneswar to Kakatpur and 60 km from puri to Kakatpur.
About Maa Mangala
Maa Mangala Shakti pitha is, the best among various Sakti pitha . Maa is worshiped here as “BANADURGA MANTRA”. Maa Kakatae is situated in the north direction of the temple. So Kakatpur is famous for her name. Magala maa play a important role in founding Dharu in “Navakalebara”. Maa Mangala is purely related to Jagannatha Saskruti. Every night maa Mangala goes to Puri and meets lord Jaganath.
Story Of Mangala Teample
According to mythology, Ravan is worshiped as Maa Mangala in Tretaya Yuga.
In that time our people go to do Banijay (commercial business) in islands Singhal, java, Sumatra etc., at other countries. One day a sadhaba(businessman) took the Mangala bigraha(statue)in Kalinga. But in the middle of the Prachi river, the statue disappeared. People say Goddess Mangala kept herself hidden under the deep water of river Prachi. Once a boatman was across the river, Prachi.
The boat stopped in the middle of the river. He was unable to cross the river in full spate. Hole night the boatman stays here. when Maa Mangala told him in a dream to recover her from the middle of the river and establish her in the village of Mangalapur. The boatman told me how can find u, maa tell me the place where a crow will drown get me out of this place, and call the 2 Brahmin’s names Hata Dixit and Bata Dixit to discover me.
That time before 500 years ago Local Zamindar Roy chudamani family made the mandir at Kakatpur. He will arrange the Sebak. For worship in the temple. This Mandir was Made by Panchanan Mitra (Roy chudamani) on 1548 AD.
Best Time for Visit
Jhamu Yatra, Basanti Durga Puja, Saradiya Durga Puja, Shri Durga Sayana Utsav, Debasnana Purnima, these festivals are held at Maa Mangala temple. Among these, the most important and famous festival is Jhamu Yatra, which takes place in the month of March “Chaitra masa”, starting on a Tuesday. This celebration is done on five Tuesdays entire month of Chaitra.
Timing in Darshana
Morning 5.30 am to 9.30 am then 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm to 930pm.
Kakatpur Maa Mangala temple is a very beautiful and best place to visit. I know this place will give you a lot of peace and a holy atmosphere. Learning about Maa Mangala and observing the temple’s sculptures can be truly enriching. u must visit and share your experience.
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