Mandriti Siddha Bhairavi Temple Odisha
Devoted to goddess Bhairavi, Mandriti Siddha Bhairavi Temple is located in a small village of Mantridi, near Berhampur, in the district of Ganjam. The highlight of this temple is the idol of the presiding deity that features four hands and one leg. As per the stories associated with this temple, it is said that the image of goddess Bhairavi was excavated by a farmer during the process of ploughing. And in 1937, the idol was placed in newly built temple near Berhampur. Sailors and voyagers can also be seen seeking blessings and paying their homage to the goddess at this temple before heading for an excursion. One of the major reasons why this place is visited by hundreds of devotees every day is that it is believed that whosoever make a wish in front of the goddess it will eventually come true.
Besides, Tuesdays and all the Sankranti days are considered as highly auspicious. Not just this, the temple complex houses 108 other temples where also devotees can visit. This also includes a small temple of Lord Jagannath and a Bhoga Mandap in the vicinity. Yatri Vishram Grah is another attraction of this place that proffers the facility of tourist stay. Along with that, the place is also engirdled by a garden which is adorned with a variety of flowers. On the whole, Mandriti Siddha Bhairavi Temple is one of the best places around Berhampur to visit not just for a religiously inclined person but for everyone looking out for a serene outing.