Siddha Bhairavi Temple is located in a Mantridi village, Golanthara which is 20 km from Berhampur, Ganjam, Odissa. Brahmapur Maa Bhairavi Temple is one of the 4 Adi Shaktipeethas in India. Goddess Bhairavi is the Presiding deity in this 750-year-old temple. Legend says that she is the deity that fishermen and sailors took blessings from before embarking on their voyages. The goddess is depicted as a stone idol with four hands and one leg. The temple is also famous for its 108 sub-shrines dedicated to all Hindu deities. These include the Jyotirlingas, Vaishno Devi, Meenakshi, Badrinatha, Venkateshwara, Ranganatha, and even a large sanctuary dedicated to Lord Jagannath and his brothers. The devotees visit this temple to offer prayers to the gods and ask for vows and blessings. It is commonly accepted that Bhairavi Devi will accompany the Kalki avatar at the end of Kaliyuga and restore the dharma.
This temple attracts many tourists for its external & internal beauty. Navaratri Utsav also occurred in both Aswina month & Chaitra months in this temple. More than 8 lakh tourists and devotees come every year at that time.
The 35 feet high temple of Goddess Bhairavi is the main attraction of the place, a temple which is surrounded by three funeral sites at the outskirt of its nearby villages. Ancient art and culture of Odisha can be viewed on the walls of the temple. The sculpture of the deity is situated 4 feet down the ground level. The deity has four hands and one leg, perhaps named ‘Ek Pada Bhairavi’. The deity has been worshipped by a special kind of professional worshipper named Malee.
The presence of sky-high Kerandimala Mountains adds to the scenic beauty of the place. On the other side of the mountain, one can find the age-old famous Ganesh Pitha named Panchama.
There is a beautiful garden with decent flowers just at the entrance of the Temple Gate. The presence of 84 feet of Jagannath Temple alongside the main temple enhances the spiritual beauty of the place. The Temple House (Usa-Kothi) consisting of 108 sub-shrines dedicated to all Hindu Gods including 12 Jyotirlingas and Nagagraha is another valuable attraction of the place.
Brahmapur Siddha Bhairavi Temple Timings 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
How to reach the Siddha Bhairavi Temple:
Brahmapur Airport is just 24 km and Biju Patnaik International Airport 185 km from SiddhaBhairavi Temple.
Berhampur Railway Station is the nearest railway station. It is about 1.5 Km away from the Temple.
Bus and Taxi facilities are available from Berhampur to Mantridi. As the temple is on the side of NH-5, so it is not difficult to reach the place. The place Bhairavi is so close to the Odisha-Andhra border.
Brahmapur Bhairavi Temple Address:
Odisha – 761008.