Mausi Maa Temple – 7/50 Best places to visit in Puri (2021) | Visit in and Around Puri
Mausi maa temple, one of the Best Tourist places to visit in Puri, locally called “Mausi maa mandir” in Puri, dedicated to Goddess Ardhashini. This temple is located at mid of the Grand road (Bada danda).
During the return journey of Ratha yatra festival popularly known as Bahuda yatra, the chariot of Shri Jagannath stops at this temple and the deity is offered with their favourite “Poda Pitha” (baked rice cake).
Goddess – Ardhashini|
Location – Grand Road Puri
Distance – 2KM from Jagannath Temple
How to Reach – Taxi/Cab
Other Festival – Mahasaptami, Mahasaptami, Mahanavami
Famous For – Offering “Poda Pitha” to Lord Jagannath during Bahuda yatra
According to mythology, once when Goddess Lakshmi Devi left Shri Mandira, Jagannath and Balabhadra become poor and had to go out for begging. When Jagannath and Balabhadra were out during that time, Subhadra Devi was staying with Mausi Maa.
According to a local tale Mausi maa got the name Ardhasini as she drank half of the seawater to save Puri from drowning in floods. Also another belief says, Ardhasini along with Kapalmochna Shiva are the day and night guardians of Shree Temple and Puri Town.
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