Goddess Biraja is worshiped as Sabitri on Tribeni Amabashya Day. Maa Biraja temple is one of the ancient Hindu temples located in the Jajpur district of Odisha, India. This holy day is celebrated as birth day of Maa Biraja. Triveni Amavasya, or Tribeni Amavasya, is observed on the Amavasi or no moon day in Magha month (January – February) in Odisha. Tribeni Amavasya 2016 date is January 16 as per traditional Odia calendar. People take a dip in the holy rivers and have darshan of deities on the day. The day is observed as the birthday of Goddess Viraja.
“उज्जनिन्यां महाकाली पीठिकायां पुरुहुतिका
ओड़्याणे गिरिजा देवी माणिक्य दक्ष वाटिके॥”
It is believed that sati’s navel also fell here as Tantra Chudamani says that the navel fell in Utkala which is called Biraja kshetra ( Jajpur ).
Goddess Biraja worshiped this day with the sacred Gayati Mantra.
Tribeni Amabashya day is also the birth day of Thakur Aviram Paramhansha, also known as Binori, Shree Thakur, Satya Narayana Swami. He is regarded as great spiritual leader , freedom Fighter, patriotic writer . Shree Thakur had written a famous book named “Kali Bhagabata”. Some patriotic elements are available in this great book. When Shree Thakur was at Ichhapur village of Cuttack district he wrote the first six chapters of the historic book Kali Bhagabata. This book admired the greatness of Shree Thakur in the freedom struggle of India. The book Kali Bhagabata composed by Shree Thakur, criticised the harmful activities of the mighty Britishers.