Baitala Deula, Odisha

Baitala Deula temple is located in the Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, a state in India. This 8th century, Biatala Deula temple was devoted to goddess Chamundi. People in India also call this temple Tini Mundia doula because it has three spires. It has a very different and exceptional design. Spires symbolize 3 powers of the Chamunda Devi Mahakali, Mahasaraswati and Mahalakshmi.

The structure of Baitala Deula is a great piece of an architect. Its unique tower design is worth witnessing. The shape of the roof is cylindrical. The row of towers shows the interference of the south. The four-sided figure of the Baitala Deula temple is rectangular and has a petite auxiliary shrine. The Devi Chamunda used to sit on a dead body flank of a jackal or owl also had the decoration of skulls. She had the snake in hand, Shield, sword, bow, an arrow in the neck of demon and thunderbolt. The position is covered with seated figures of Parvati and Shiva.

The goddess Chamundi Devi is encircled with tiny associated goddesses at the subordinate part of the wall. Every deity is estranged with a pilaster. The existence of Rekha deula (type of temples) at 4 corners is a symbol of Panchayatana. The meaning of Batala is metal which means force. The Chamundi Devi is the Devi of supremacy. She is believed to be the most powerful entity around. People use to worship this goddess to obtain powers but these day sacrifices to the Chamundi Devi are discarded. This is purely related to Tantrik Witchcrafts. The Baitala Deula temple is truly one of its kind and is visited by many devotees right through the year.

Timings

Baitala Deula Temple open at 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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