Visiting MAA Matia Mangala Temple, Rajnagar 4


On a bright Tuesday morning my wife expressed her desire to visit the temple of ‘Maa Matia Mangala, 15 kilometers from my house’. The temple is very famous in our area that encompasses more than 100 villages. It is located in the village of Baranga, Rajnagar, Kendrapara, Odisha. After a little discussion, my father called up a cab driver and around 11 am, we were all set out for the place.

Our group comprised 6 members, including my mother, sister, her son, my sister-in-law, my wife and, of course, me. Though I am not a temple goer, it was pretty excited for me to see a new place, at least. I only knew it was a temple close to the river of Brahmani and I would have some amazing pictures.

There was no problem till we reached Madanpur as the Madanpur-Pattamundai road has newly been constructed. It wouldn’t be wrong to compare the road to the national highways. It was wide enough and there was ample space for bikers, cars, trucks and buses to go smoothly. The road was not great after Madanpur College. Single narrow road with vehicles from both ends – a terrible journey! Finally, we arrived at our destination safely after crossing the Rajnagar Bridge, some villages and crowded markets. From Rajnagar, Baranga is just 7 km away. The journey took us almost an hour.

I was actually expecting more crowd as I heard such stuff from people earlier. Well, it was not that less either. After alighted from the car, I discovered that my mother had come barefooted. It was not because she is a great devotee of Maa Matia Mangala, rather she had forgotten to wear it. Quite strange, isn’t it?

Surrounded the Brahmani River, agricultural field, lush landscape and several shops selling ‘puja samagri’, the temple has a mesmerizing location. The driver parked the car under a tree and waited for us. I was strictly instructed by Sunita, my wife, to do ‘pranama’ and have some respect. (Trust me, I am a staunch believer of God. I just don’t believe in idol worship or visiting temples.) We did a small puja, took the ‘prasad’ and headed to the river. The journey became more interesting as my nephew was doing funny stuff. They were quite hilarious.

WOW!!! It just came out my mouth as we inched a further to the river. Truly amazing view, quite serenity and astonishing. Got some pictures and had some fun! I was teasing my nephew and in return, he responded well with some funny acts every time.

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From left to right – Me, Sunita, my mother, my sister & my nephew

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With my sister-in-law, mother & sister in the stunning backdrop

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Teasing Sunita

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Fun with Gajini

By 12.30 p.m. our appetite increased and it was intolerable for us to stand without food in our stomach. We made up our mind and returned. My eyes were looking for a hotel. At Rajnagar, the driver recommended a vegetarian hotel. We grabbed 7 seats and ordered full meals. The guy who took the order served 6 meals thinking my nephew can’t have a full meal. I insisted on serving another meal and he did it hesitantly. To his surprise, Gajini (my nephew) finished his meal effortlessly and sought for more food. The moment was very comical.

No, no, no…I’m not finished yet. The second part of the day led us to another hotspot, ‘Pentha’ – a spot for all beach lovers.

 

 


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4 thoughts on “Visiting MAA Matia Mangala Temple, Rajnagar

  • Bibekananda Rout

    this temple is very famous in our locality.it is located 50 km from kendrapara market & 3 km from our village dudhia . my self bibekananda rout read in BTECH in mechanical engg.at igit,sarang..river bramhani is arounded the temple

  • SUBHA PARAKASH ROUT(RAMA OR LITU)

    THIS TEMPLE IS FAMOUS FOR A ANCIENT GODDESS( MAA MATIA MANGALA). SHE IS THE GODDESS OF OUR HEART AND ALSO OUR PROTECTER EVERY TIME.( BARAGAN) ALSO KNOWN AS( MAA MATIA MANGALA )PITHA. A FESTIVAL ALSO HELD THIS PLACE ON PANA SANKARANTI . A DAY OF MOHA VISUVA SANKARANTI OR HANUMAN JAYANTI ALSO. MAA MATIA MANGALA ALSO KNOWN AS MANGALA IT MEANS MANGAL KARINI MAA. DIFFERENT TYPE OF PRASAD PREPARED BUT THE FAMOUS PRASAD IS MACHA GHANTA(FISH MIX CURRY). IT LOCATED MAINLY THE VILLAGE OF( BARAGAN , JARIMULA, CHANDIBAUNSMULA, BHITARGARH, BAHARGARH, CHARDIA). THE TIME OF FESTIVAL MANY JATRA PARTY SHOW THE MANY JATRA OR STAGE PROGRAM IN THIS PLACE. IAM SUBHA PRAKASH ROUT .STUDY IN UTKAL UNIVERSITY VANI VIHAR, BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA.

  • Nirmal

    ya its really . This Is Nirmal , I am Also near by maa matiaa mangala , near by 2 km My Village , I believe the god but , In that Barnga is 12 village , that is called Barnga .But Near by Hotel is not there , if You want having Food so in near by jarimul Market is there , in that tample only Prasad . so may be cant writing in Pentha Beach . that place is must power full , actually there is No Network way not that place in total last period , that’way may be can’t reached your network . In Pentha Beach near by Jagantha and Barunaya temple is there . and per year compulsory 1 time Tanda kul Yanga will necessary . Maa Matiaa manla also is there 1 time festival that festival is Maha Biswabha Sankranti , I Really Proud for some person written our Village Culture and market also .

    Thanks A Lots