About the Temple
Maa Ugratara – a form Shakti- was the guardian deity of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. She was the main custodian of the fort Mulajhargarh near Bhusandpur. The fort like all the other forts in Odisha is lost in the sands of time.
What remains is the ancient now refurbished temple of the Goddess. She is called Maa Ugratara due to her fierce disposition at the same time she adore’s her devotees.
The deity is a four armed idol, holding potent weapons in each hand. The temple one of the most revered religious seats of the state and Maa Ugratara is specially adored by the fishing community of the nearby villages.
Its one of the few places in the state where meat is also served as offerings to the Goddess.
Dusshera is celebrated with great vigour at the temple.
Raja Parba- the festival of during the harvesting season i.e June is also a celerbated affair at the temple.