Biranchi Narayan Sun Temple Buguda Odisha

Biranchi Narayan Sun Temple in Buguda, Odisha is popular as Wooden Konark Temple. The temple is the dedicated to Lord Surya and is the second Sun Temple build in Orissa after Konark Sun Temple. Biranchinarayan Temple is also known as the Abode of Viranchinarayana and Bruddha Khola Temple.

Biranchi Narayan Sun Temple Buguda

The temple was built in 1790 by King Srikara Bhanjadeva. The temple roof is built on a total of 46 pillars and is adorned with beautiful wood carvings that ornament its ceilings, struts and walls. The idol of Lord Biranchinarayana was recovered from the ruins of Malatigada Fort in the Malati hills near Kendupadar, and was installed here at Buguda. The unique feature of Biranchi Narayan shrine is that the temple is made of wood except the floor and some pillars, according to the desire of the king. Vistiors can see numerous Ramayana mural themes in the temple walls. A huge sculpture of Lord Surya made of granite stone is installed on a mandap.

Biranchi Narayan Temple faces west and the rays of the setting sun fall on Lord Surya’s feet.

Biranchi Narayan Sun Temple Buguda Odisha

Temple Festivals

Important festivals celebrated include

Magha Saptami
Samba Dashami
Rath Yatra
Danda Yatra (April)
Durga Puja
Kali Puja

Biranchi Narayan Temple Location 

The temple is located around 92 km from Chhatrapur, in Ganjam District of Odisha.


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