The Sarala Temple is located in the district of Jagatsinghpur, Odisha. Maa Sarala patronizes the cultures of Vaishnav and Shakta. Rarely does one find the use of Vilva Patra and Tulasi Patra in any temple, as they are symbols of two distinct divisions of Hindu culture.
Goddess Sarala is known as Vak Devi, the Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom. It is well documented that Sidheshwar Parida – a small-time farmer and part-time Oriya Paika – was an ardent follower of the Goddess and it was after her blessings that Sidheshwar Parida became Sarala Das, the author of the Odia Mahabharata.
This shrine of Goddess Sarala of Jhankada is one of the most spiritually elevated expressions of Shaktism from time immemorial. The heavenly abode of the Goddess is existent in the village of Sarala (Kanakapur) of the Jagatsinghpur district, located on the eastern coast of India. It is believed that Goddess Sarala is a synthesis of the divine figure of Durga and Matangi.
The temple is accessible by road from Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, and Paradeep. The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, which is approximately 75 km and is well connected by road. The nearest railway station is Cuttack; however, there is a small Passenger Halt at Sarala Road, near Tentulipada. The temple can be reached via Jagatsinghpur, or Tarapur by road, from Cuttack.
The nearby tourist attractions are Lord Gorakhnath Temple, Biribati Tarini Temple Cuttack, Paradip Port.
How to reach to Goddess Sarala Temple from Cuttack?
Badambadi -> Link Road -> OMP Square -> Kandarpur -> Raghunathpur (Cuttack – paradeep Road) -> Tarpur -> Jaipur -> Sarala Gate – > Enter Gate and about 5 kms from There .
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