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“A hidden secret of Bhubaneswar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chaunsath-Yogini Temple

Chaunsath-Yogini Temple
Hirapur village, Bhubaneswar, India
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Ranked #15 of 53 Attractions in Bhubaneswar
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Ahmedabad, India
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“A hidden secret of Bhubaneswar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The 64 Yogini temple is situated in a serene location near the Kuakhai river. This is a 9th century circular temple without a roof. There are 64 yoginis carved out in the circular wall, each in a different position and on different mounts. The place is well maintained and gives a feel of peace and serenity.

Visited January 2012
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bhubaneswar
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“unique temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hirapur has the 11th century Hypaethral temple of sixty four Yoginis. It is second of its kind in Orissa and one of four such unique temples in India. The location is 15 k.m away from bhubaneswar.

Visited September 2012
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Gurgaon
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The temple is not very well known and we had a hard time finding it. It is located at the small village of Hirapur, 15 km south of Bhubaneshwar. You need to cross the Sai temple and move out of Bhubaneshwar through the Kuakhai bridge. It is situated on the eastern bank of river Kuakhai. The deities are carved out of the black chlorite stone in standing posture. This is one of the four such temples in India. Having seen the bigger one in Jabalpur, we were curious to see this one. This place is frequented more by the foreigners than Indians. It is worth a visit not just because of the temple, as it also gives a distinct feel of a typical Indian vilage... far from the civilization and crowd. There are paddy fields all around and a big pond is also there facing the temple. A charming little place for people looking for serenity.

Visited June 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Four Bhairavs and their 64 Yoginis !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Though I hv visited Bhubaneswar nos. of times earlier - several times as a tourist - I never went to Hirapur. Only 15 km from Bhubaneswar.

With my growing interest in Iconography, I realised that a trip Hirapur' '64 Yoginir Mandir' is a must. A very interesting temple, located far from civilisation - on the bank of a large water-body.
A very interestingly shaped temple - looks like a Yonipatta. On the circle, one finds 60 Yoginis. 3 are on a raised platform, along with 4 Bhairavs. The dome of this platform rises like the 'Linga' in this Yonipatta-like structure.One among the 64 Yoginis is amiss.
The Vairavs are - as expected - ithyphallic. All the Bhairavas are damaged , reportedly by KalaPahar. The caretaker knows the names of all the Yoginis by heart & shall furnish the photographer with a typed list

There is a beautiful black stone - hands damaged- of Krsna near the gate.

A must-visit for those who look for out-of-the-way tourist attractions.

Visited February 2012
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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Such a Rare place to visit. All the statues with different hair design says the imaginative power of the Artists living in 8th-9th century AD. Thanks for the special trip of this Temple. Yes I would come back to Odisha travelling thru Eastern Treasure India Tours www.treasureindiatours.com again who made my trip to Odisha

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