Maa Mangala Temple, Kakatpur
Maa Mangala Temple is a Hindu temple located at Kakatpur of Odisha, India on the eastern coast of India. This is a 15th-century temple and a symbol of the ancient heritage of Kalinga. The holy Bay of Bengal is situated in the eastern side of the temple, the temple is situated at the eastern bank holy river "The Prachi", the Holy river Prachi was named as Saraswati before. The temple is reachable by the roads from Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Paradeep which are approximately 69 km, 60 km, 55 km, 38 km and 83 km respectively and is well connected by roads. The nearest railway station is Bhubaneswar and the nearest airport is also Bhubaneswar."Maa Mangala" is a Hindu goddess who is one of the manifestations of "SHAKTI". The worship of the goddess is a part of the culture of Odisha. Before she was worshiped as goddess "Tara" by Buddhist monks. But when the deity was established at kakatpur, she was worshiping as the manifestations of Goddess "Durga". She is worshiping in the hymn of the goddess "Vanadurga". The curving style of the deity Mangala is typical odiya style, having khilana & prabha back to her sitting place. Also the style of temple is "Utkaliya Peedha Vimana Style".