Nabhi Gaya Temple

Nabhi Gaya Temple History, Timings, Pooja details, Darshan and Route information.

Nabhi Gaya Temple History

As per the Legend, Demon Gayasura an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu got the boon from Lord Vishnu that whoever sees him will reach Heaven. Gayasura raised his body so that everyone on the Earth can find him easily. Indra raised concern as the creation will not be balanced as everyone attains Moksha. Lord Vishnu, Lord Siva and Lord Brahma disguised in the form of Brahmins approached Gayasura seeking space for Yagna. They wish to perform Yagna on top of Gayasura body and warned him that he should not move for 7 days otherwise he will be killed. To the bear the pain, Gayasura went to sleep counting number of days based on the rooster crowing in the early hours. On the seventh day, Lord Siva in the form of a Cock crowed much early. Unknowing Gayasura made a movement and Yagna got disturbed. Gayasura as promised ready to offer himself for the mistake. Impressed Lords appeared before him and granted a wish that the places where laid down will become holy shrines. Head part will be the holy abode of Lord Vishnu, Navel to be Lord Brahma and Lord Siva will be at the feet. Also granted one more wish that whoever offers Pinda Pradhan will credit their ancestors.

Temple Timings: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm

Dress Code: Any decent outfit.

How to reach Nabhi Gaya Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar which is 81 km away. Cuttack is 53 km from the temple.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at 32 km to the east of Jajpur-Keonjhar Road Railway Station.

By Road

  1. The temple can be reached by Bus or Taxi from Bhubaneswar. Bus frequency is high.

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Reference Link: History


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