On national highway passing through Bhubaneswar towards Chennai, this old temple is situated in Ganjam district of Odisha, very close to Chilika lake. It is a popular picnic spot for locals and devotees keep on thronging in quite a good number. It is the goddess Durga temple and quite primitive in look. It takes some steps to reach the main part of the temple but it is not very steep
Durga Narayani Temple is an ancient temple located at Khalikote in Berhampur. This primeval shrine is dedicated to the ten-armed goddess Narayani, who is commonly called Durga. Set amidst picturesque surroundings of Sal and Mango trees atop Bhalleri Hills, the temple is visited by thousands of devotees every year.
This shrine enjoyed continuous patronage of the zamindars and rulers of Khalikote until the 18th century. The architecture of the Durga Narayani Temple suggests that it was in existence before the 12th century AD. Devotees, history buffs, experience seekers and nature lovers will enjoy their trip to the destination. If you love shopping, you can shop for the unique brand of Berhampore silk saris, which is a specialty of the place.
Chilika Lake, Biranchi Narayan Sun Temple, Panchama, Taptapani, Taratarini Temple, Dhabaleshwar beach and Mahurikalua are some other places of tourist interest located near to the Durga Narayani Temple.
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