13 Dec 2020

Khirachora Gopinatha Temple

Khirachora Gopinatha Temple (Odia: କ୍ଷୀରଚୋରା ଗୋପୀନାଥ ମନ୍ଦିର) is a Hindu Temple made by Langula Narasingha Deva in Remuna of Balasore district in Odisha, India.

Khirachora Gopinatha Temple - କ୍ଷୀରଚୋରା ଗୋପୀନାଥ ମନ୍ଦିର

Kshirachora Gopinath Temple is situated around 9 km west of Balasore railway station, about halfway between Howrah and Bhubaneswar in Odisha.

Kshirachora Gopinath Temple

The name "Remuna" is from the word "Ramaniya" which means very good-looking. "Khirachora" in Odia means Stealer of Milk and Gopinatha means the Divine Consort of Gopis. The reference is to child Krishna's love for milk and milk products.

Khirachora Gopinath Temple made by Narasinghadeva

Chandan Pokhari of Khirachora Gopinath Temple

Eastern Ganga Dynasty king Langula Narasingha Deva, brought Gopinath to Remuna in the 13th century from Chitrakuta. This king arranged to have dug the two big tanks, Brajapokhari and Kutapokhari.

Bhoga Shops at Remuna Khirachora Gopinath Temple, Balasore

Beautiful View of Khirachora Gopinath Temple

Lord Gopinatha, flanked by Sri Govinda and Sri Madana Mohana, is made of black stone. Sri Gopinatha stands in bas-relief. Govinda and Madana Mohana, who were brought from Vrindavana in about 1938 by a devotee named "Chaitanya Dasa Babaji", are standing freely.

Bata Brukshya at Khirachora Gopinath Temple, Remuna

It is said that Sri Rama carved Gopinatha with His arrow and that Sita worshiped this deity in Chitrakuta. During Banabasa to show the next avatar bigraha (Idol) to Sita.

Baula Gachha near Khirachora Gopinath Temple, Remuna, Balasore, Odisha

Beautiful View of Khirachora Gopinath Temple

How to reach Khirachora Gopinatha Temple:

You could take an auto-rickshaw from the Balasore bus stand or from Remuna Golei or from the Railway station. On the way to Khirachora Gopinath Temple, you could visit Gaudiya Matha and Emami Jagannath Temple is just a few kilometers away from the temple.

Entrance of Khirachora Gopinath Temple

Amruta Keli is the name of the delicious khira here. The Gopinatha khira is a preparation of homemade condensed milk, sugar, and cream, with a sprinkling of raisins. It comes in pots, which are personally tasted by Lord Gopinatha.

Amruta Keli, the delicious Khira Bhoga of Khirachora Gopinath Temple, Remuna, Balasore, Odisha

Declaration:
  • All these photos except the Amruta Keli are taken by Sangram Keshari Senapati.
  • The Amruta Keli photo is taken by Jagannath Panigrahi.
  • All these photos are shared under CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
  • And the contents of this blog are taken from English Wikipedia.
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