Lesser Known Facts About Puri’s Maa Bata Mangala Temple

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Puri: The holy town Puri has been considered a famous centre of Vaisnavism and it is also recognized as the root place of Shakti. There is a temple dedicated to Goddess Mangala on the gateway to Puri, which is also known as the Bata Mangala temple.

This temple is located at a distance of 3 kilometres from Atharanala on the road leading from Puri to Bhubaneswar, on State Highway No.8.

In Odia language ‘Bata’ means ‘Way’, since Goddess Mangala is enshrined on the way to Shreekhetra, she is known as Bata Mangala. The temple is revered by devotees on the way to the nearby Jagannath Temple. It is customary that devotees pray in this temple before they proceed to the Jagannath Temple.

Considered from the significance of all mythological descriptions, Maa Mangala has been described as a Goddess symbolic of a proper pathfinder in life.

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