Bhagabati Temple (Banapur )

The temple of the goddess Bhagabati, the patron deity of the Indian town of Banapur in the state of Odisha, has gained notoriety as a religious center. Banapur was once the capital of the Sailodhvaba dynasty, which was responsible for the construction of Bhubaneswar’s early temples. The numerous Buddhist images uncovered at Banapur link the city to the Vajrayana Buddhist cult.
The Orissa High Court ordered the state government to ensure that no animal sacrifices are performed at the temple during Dussehra on October 5, 2010.

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