About Maa Ambika Temple, Odisha
Maa Ambika Temple is located beside a waterfall in a small village called Udala near Mayurbhanj in Odisha. This temple stands on the banks of the Dev River, amidst bountiful natural beauty. Maa Ambika Temple was built by the King of Mayurbhanj in 1940. This is a relatively unknown place of worship because of its remote location.
People in Baripada consider her as ‘The Living Goddess’ who showers her blessings on mankind.
There are four other waterfalls in the surrounding area, together they are known as Panchakunda. The last five kilometers of the drive from Baripada takes you through a dense forest. The temple is situated on a small hillock and one has to climb about a hundred steps to get to the temple.
Maa Ambika Temple: Temple Timings
The temple timings are as follows:
07:00 AM to 06:00 PM
There is no provision or need for advance darshan booking for Maa Ambika Temple in Devkund.
Accommodations near Temple
Devkund is located on the outskirts of Simlipal National Park and Tiger Reserve. There are no accommodation options in Devkund. However, there are a number of options in Mayurbhanj, Baripada, and Balasore. One can even opt to stay in one of the Simlipal National Park resorts or guest houses.
You can also have a stay in Bhubaneshwar here:
How to reach Maa Ambika Temple?
The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, about 248 km from the temple.
Balasore Railway Station is 72 km from the temple.
Baripada Railway Station is about 60 km from the temple.
Festivals Celebrated in the Temple
The festivals celebrated in Maa Ambika Temple in Odisha are Durga puja, Basanti Puja, Pna Sankranti, Makar Sankranti etc.