Goddess in other epic text

The significance of river Chitropala can be traced in some other epic text. Chitropala and Mahanandi are synonymously used in the historical past. As per the above verse of Kapilasonghita the shrine of Utpaleswara exists at the very outset of the division of the river Chitropala (Mahanandi) and ultimately the said river ends in the place where the shrine of Goddess Chitra Maheswari islocated. Oriya Mahabharat also sates that Utpaleswara is enshrined on the river Chitropala. A verse, Oriya Mahabhart states that the river Chitropala was flowing closer to the shrine of Goddess Sarala It seems that the shrine of Goddess Sarala at Jhankada was close to the river Chitropala in long past. Obviously the term Chitra Maheswari refers to the shrine of Goddess Sarala. It is one of the very ancient synonyms of the Goddess Sarala (Durga) as addressed in many other puranic texts. Some other epic text like Oriya Mahabharat and Chandi Purana have also addressed Goddess Sarala in the name of Chitra Maheswari. In light of folk etymology, the term Chitropala is visualized to have derived from combination of the two words, Chtra Maheswari and Utpaleswara. In the sense those prefix Chitra and Utpala have given rise to the term Chitropala.


The Sarala Temple Trust Board meeting was held on 2nd. October' 2012 on collector's office under the presidentship of Collector, Jagatsinghpur
The devotees are requested to donate generously in the "Hundi" placed inside and outside temple premises. Your donation in the "Hundi" goes to the temple fund.
An ATM is opened near the temple for the convenience of the devotees and general public
Tthe temple "Prasad" is now available for general public at a cost Rs. 35/- per person. Arrangements are made for taking "Prasad" in newly constructed "Anand Bazar", backside of the temple.


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