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Temple take-over by gov't -

nabadip - Thu, 14 Jul 2005 21:45:30 +0530
Govt to look after temple
The Pioneer, Bhubaneshvar

KENDRAPARA, July 13. The state endowment commissioner is set to take over the management of the Gojabayani temple after reports surfaced about the financial irregularities and frequent thefts from the hundi recently.

Officials claimed that state endowment personnel would formally take over the management of the temple by the end of this month. A proposal sent by the district administration has been approved by the state endowment commissioner.The Gojabayani shrine, which drew lakhs of devotees daily till a few years back, is in a deplorable condition. The belief is that the Goddess possesses supernatural power to heal incurable diseases and people throng in thousands from across the state. SNS
nabadip - Thu, 14 Jul 2005 21:49:59 +0530

" Kendrapada district is noted for Baladevjew temple. Other well known temples of this district are Gojabayani temple, Bhagawati temple.

Baladevjew (Kendrapada) It is situated in Kendrapada, 95 km from Bhubaneswar. Known to the pilgrims as "Tulasi Kshetra', Kendrapada houses the temple of Lord Baladev. The rites and rituals of Lord Jagannath at Puri are generally followed here . Lord Baladev's Rath yatra is also famous as that of the car festival of Puri Jagannath.

Maa Gojabayani Temple Pilgrims come here to offer prayers to Goddess Gojabayani for the fufilling their desires.

Bhagawati Temple at Vateshwar near Salepur "