Varahi Deula, Chaurasi
The temple is located near Puri at Chaurashi in Odisha state. Dated back to 9th century is located predominantly on the eastern coast of the region- Chaurashi. During the reign of Somavamsi dynasty and is now under the provision of Archaeological survey of India. Dedicated to Goddess Varahi, the temple has a prepossessing deity of inside the temple premises.
Specialty and Festivals: The specialty of the temple is that it is set on the banks of river Prachi. And the temple’s presiding deity has a third eye centred in between the two eyes, grasping fish in the one hand.
Architecture: Varahi Delula is constructed in Kalinga style and is made up of sandstones and dark- colored marbles. The shrine is excellently designed with pot-bellied idol and a tusked wild pig face with buffalo as her vahan (vehicle), fixed at the centre of the main abode of the temple. It has roofs in Khakhara style and has not standing pillars inside.
Timings: 5:30 am to 9 pm
Address: Chaurashi, Odisha