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Hirapur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India



The main deity of this temple is Chausathi Jogini Durga, who is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. The image of the ten armed presiding deity of the pitha, worshipped as Mahamaya is the largest among the Joginis. The deity is made of black granite stone.

Interesting Facts

  • There are only 9 Chausath Jogini Temple in India, it is one of them. One of them is the 64 Yoginis Temple at Hirapur.
  • Another significant feature of this shrine is that it is Hypaethral (no roof). It assumes an important place in the cultural history since it is the second of its kind in Orissa and one of such four temples in India.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - April to June (45°C during day and 35°C during night)Average - May (35°C during the day and 25°C during night)Lowest - December to February (26°C during day and 21°C during night)Monsoon season - August to October

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Bhubaneswar DTS Bus Stand
10 KM 18004194287
Bhubaneswar Railway Station
9 KM 139
Biju Patnaik International Airport
10 KM 06742596322


The temple is facing in East direction. The circular shrine, measuring 27.4 meters in circumference and 2.4 meters in height, having frontal projection, resembles a Gauri patta in appearance. Made of locally available coarse sandstone, it harbours images of Yoginis standing on different mounts, postures, and each exhibiting a distinct coiffure. Hypaethral Temple is an ancient temple with no roof. The inside of the circular wall has cavities, each housing the statue of a Goddess. There are Sixty Yoginis on the inner wall oblong niches encircling the Devi mandap. The largest statue is that of 'Mahamaya'. The mandap is adorned with 4 chlorite statues-on the Southern side, two statues of ten-armed "Swacchanda Bhairava" (Blissful fearsome Shiva) and on the Eastern side, the four-armed "Ajaikapada Bhairava" (Shiva standing on one leg) and one statue of ten-armed Swacchanda Bhairava all with urdhvalinga (erect phallus or idyphallic). The Western and Northern faces of the mandap contain three more chlorite yoginis. 61st of the original 64 Yogini statues is missing and i found no record on the same as i write this report. The outer walls are adorned with 9 Katyayanis. Katyayani, as per Skanda Puarana, is the the mother of Skanda. So the 9 katyanis are 9 different forms of the Mother Goddess. On the entrance, there are two statues on the inner walls and are identified as Kala and Mahakala. There is a koneru placed infront of the temple named as Yogini Temple Pond.

Religious Significance

The legend behind the temple according to local priests is of the Goddess Durga taking the form of 64 demi-goddesses in order to defeat a demon. After the fight the 64 goddesses (Joginis) asked Durga to commemorate them in the form of a temple structure.


The temple was built in 9th century A.D. by Queen Hiradevi, the mother of King Subhakar Dev-II, of the Bhaumakar dynasty.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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