Maa Dhamarai

The temple of the Goddess Dhamrai is at Dhamara a small coastal township, where the river Dhamra meets the Bay of Bengal. The place is about 60 km from the district headquarters in the eastern direction. It is surrounded by Chandbali in the West, Basudebpur in the North, Kalibhanjadia in the South and Bay of Bengal in the East. There are a number of folk tales and legends regarding the deity and the temple. 

According to one of the historical legends, one merchant namely Dhaneswar who often traded with the Singhalies (Srilanka) had brought a deity namely “Pashana Mangala” from Srilanka and had established the same at Dhamara on his way back home. The said deity, later on, came to be known as MAA DHAMARAI.