Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Chhatia Bata - Chhatia Jagannath Temple- Chhatia - Jajpur - Odisha

Chhatia Bata:

Chhatia Bata is one of the famous Hindu temple of Odisha situated at “Chhatia” in Jajpur district of Odisha. The deity of this temple is Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra. The main attraction of this temple is the “old banyan tree” which is known as “bata” in odia language. So the name of this temple is “chhatia bata” due to this old banyan tree which is present inside the temple boundary and beside the main temple of chhatia bata. It is the saint Mahapurusa Hadi Das samadhi pitha. There is a very interesting story about this temple. According to “malika” (a book written by hadidas) states that “on a day when all living animals and human will die and fish will play at the steps of puri temple”. Almost all the peoples of odisha believe this story will be true in the feature.

Because all the predictions of Hadidas in the malika are come true. Such as the super cyclone on 1999 etc. It is believed that on the end of Yuga or when there is the level of “anyaya” will high then lord Vishnu will take the avatar of “kalki” with the 12feet sword named “nandaka” to kill the unsocial people and bring the “satyayuga”. And the journey will be started from here. So this temple is very much famous for this. The boundary of the temple is really big as Lord Jagannath temple of puri. The height of the boundary wall of “chhatia bata temple” is nearly 20 to 22 feet. There are many temples present inside the “chhatia bata temple”, such as Maa kali, Jama(god of death), Ganesh, Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra etc. One more interesting news about chhatia bata temple is the sitting arrangement of the lord jagannath, balabhadra and subhadra.

In puri jagannath temple you might have seen the sitting arrangement of lord jagannath, balabhadra and subhadra. The arrangement is jagannath, subhadra and then balabhadra. But here in chhatia temple the arrangement is jagannath, balabhadra and then subhadra. There is also a interesting story behind this arrangement. When we speak, we say jaganath, balabhadra & subhadra. Hence in this temple the sitting manner is as we speak, which means we should speak the same as we see. As the satya Yuga will start from this place this is the beginning of the truth what we see. Really it is a very beautiful temple in odisha. Every year thousands of people come here from different states. So it is also becoming one of the famous tourist place in odisha. You can also get the “avada bhoga” as in jagannath temple puri. Camera is now allowed inside temple premises. This temple is just side of national highway.