durga-puja >> Bhogajaga Gosani

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During the rule of the Bhoi king Gajapati Ramachandra Dev, a mandapa was built for the offerings to the moving deities of Srimandira. In Oriya offering means ‘Bhoga’. The ‘Akhada’ near this mandapa is known as ‘Bhoga Jaga Akhada’ due to this. The name of the Gosani of this Jaga is also known as ‘Bhogajaga Gosani’. In Puri she is regarded as the third Gosani. The height of this image is ten feet. The goddess has eight hands in which she holds several attributes. Like Barabati Gosani, here the demon is depicted in the theriomorphic form. This image is famous for its traditional style and fine decorations in sola.

Gajapati Ramachandra Dev Bhogajaga Gosani