Maa Bhairavi Temple

Maa Bhairavi Temple is situated in a remote village ‘Mantridi’ near Berhampur city in Ganjam district. This temple pays homage to goddess Bhairavi. The deity is an icon with one leg and four hands, craved in crude fashion. The image of the idol was found beneath the land while ploughing and was enshrined as such in a newly built temple in the year 1937. Legends says that fishermen and sailors used to take the blessings of Maa Bhairavi before commencing their journey. This temple has become an important Shakti Pitha for the villages nearby. The important days of this temple are all the Sankrantis and all Tuesdays. Thousands of devotees from southern Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh visit this temple on auspicious days to offer prayers.