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SRI CHAITANAY TEMPLE AT MANGALPUR

We are honored that you are visiting our web site. Being a three century old temple, we are always striving to restore the historical monument and Vaishnava cult in the region. While this site will highlight about the important cultural and spiritual events of the region, we give below a breif history pertaining to the evolution of the Vaishnava cult in the region.This web site allows us to reach people we may never have been able to contact before.

History depicts that about five hundred years ago, Sri Chaitanya on his pilgrimage to Puri from Nadia Navadweep visited Gopinath Temple at Remuna situated in Balasore district of Orissa.During the aforesaid pilgrimage , he stayed for some time in a tiny Gadjat kingdom of Mangalpur about 30 Km away from Remuna.The king of the said tiny kingdom was initiated by Sri Mahaprabhu with the Vaishnava cult and the successors of the king later on took the pioneership in spreading the Vaishava cult in the region by constructing several temples out which Sri Chaitanya temple was one of them where the life-size deity of Sri Nitai and Sri Gourang has been kept.

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Sri Nitai and Gouranga being worshipped in the temple at Mangalpur

A great historian of Orissa and a retired professor of Utkal University, Dr Prahallad Mohanty had made extensive research work on the historical events pertaining to Vaishnava cult of the region.The history depicts that Sri Chaitanya during his stay at Mangalpur presented the king his wooden sandal in reciprocation of the hospitality shown by the king.The wooden sandal was worshipped for several years and later moved to Vrindaban by an unknown Saint. Presently the temple is affiliated with Namahatta Sangha of ISKCON Bhubaneswar.







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PRESENT SEWAK Akhil behari Das

Sri Chaitanya Temple
At/P.O. Mangalpur
Via.- Soro (756045)
Dist. Balasore
Orissa, India
Tel 91 6788 242011

Mail To:akhildas1@yahoo.com

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