Sudra Muni Sarala Dasa Sarala Mahabharata

The Script on Maa Sarala will be incomplete if we do not include few lines about the Saint Sarala Dasa, a famous poet of Oriya literature and a great devotee of Goddess Maa Sarala. This will be probably the best way to pay our homage to a great poet in Oriya literature. He used to worship and meditate Maa under a huge banyan tree, in Sarolagrama, the old shrine campus. Sarala Dasa adopted the name of his beloved goddess as his own first name as a sign of devotion and surrender to Her.

This great poet used to state that he was initially an illiterate man and the composition of his celebrated Oriya version of the Mahabharata had been prompted to him, verse after verse, by Goddess Maa Sarala, of whom he considered himself as the servant (dasa).

He also wrote the Chandi Purana, based on the story of Maa Durga killing Mahisasura; he, furthermore, strove to identify his tutelary deity, Maa Sarala, with the great Goddess of the Saktas by calling the former Sarala Chandi.

Ever since Sarala Dasa extolled her religious significance in his works, Goddess Maa Sarala has been conceived by the Hindu devotees of Orissa as the manifestation of the Chandi that best suits the concept about Saraswati, the personification of the power of knowledge, who is believed to be a direct emanation of Brahma.

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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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