Bali Harachandi – Temple of Goddess Durga

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27 km to the south-west of Puri is the temple of Baliharachandi. Situated on a sandy hill near the sea and adjacent to the mouth of the river Bhargavi, Goddess Durga is worshiped here as Baliharachandi. The scenic beauty of this place is ideal for group picnic. The temple is located on a large sand dune on the shore in the locality of Baliharchandi at a distance of one km from the village Palanka and 5 kms east of Kathuari chowk on the N.H. – 203 leading from Puri to Satapada.

Bali Harachandi Puri- Temple of Goddess Durga
The Goddess Bali Harachandi is considered by people as one of the Asta-saktis of Odisha. Bali Harachandi temple is an important Sakta pitha of the Puri District. This temple has relation with Sri Jagannatha temple of Puri in respect of a ritual on the Mahanavami day in the month of Asvina devotees who visit Lord Alarnath temple of Brahmagiri, most of them also do visit the temple of Goddess Bali-Harachandi.

Some of the tourists of the different parts of India as well as abroad also go to the site of the temple due to its picturesque location between the Lord Jagannatha temple of Puri and the Alarnath temple of Brahmagiri. Now the site of the temple is one of the picnic spots of Odisha.

 

19th century A.D temples at puri Bhoi rule of Khurda kingdom


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