In India, people, especially the Hindus, worship gods and goddesses and build temples for them. We also see temples in our surroundings in our daily activities. You will never see the way there are temples in India in any other country.
We can see temples of Hindu deities in different places but it is very rare to see a Saraswati Temple. But such a unique Saraswati temple has been found in the Nabarangpur district of South Odisha.
That’s right, we’re talking about the temple at JNV Khatiguda Campus. Let us know more about it!!
- Location: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Campus, Khatiguda
- Block: Tentulikhunti
- District: Nabarangpur, Odisha
The Saraswati temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples in India. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of Knowledge, Music and Arts.
A simple, beautiful, iconic Saraswati Temple one can see in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya campus of Khatiguda, considered the only and 1st Saraswati Temple in the Nabarangpur district.
After entering the campus while going to the main building, one can see this temple on the left side just a 30-meter distance from the main gate.
Let’s know some sort of history :
The Saraswati Temple was inaugurated this year itself on the occasion of Saraswati Puja, i.e. on 5th February 2022. All the temple works and expenditures were taken by the self-willing contributions of JNV teachers, staff and guardians of the students.
Before that, a preparatory meeting was held for the construction of the temple. Where the guardians were also involved with the JNV officials. Then with the interest of all teachers, the principal approved it and then work started after accumulating funds.
The benefits of constructing this temple are that it is maintaining a spiritual environment on the campus and providing blessings of the goddess of knowledge to the students of this educational institution.
As per the information we received from the teachers, a person (Unknown) took the idol of Goddess Saraswati from Rajasthan in his car and arrived safely in Odisha at his own expense and then handed over it to the JNV, Khatiguda.
To bring it safely without any damage, the person brought it in a very safe manner with his own responsibility, as it is a single-piece Marble Statue. Along with this idol, one can also find a statue of Lord Ganesha near it.
As of now, there is no worshipper (priest) of the temple, so anyone from the campus comes willingly and does worship. Students of JNV worship the goddess of knowledge, the Saraswati Devi at the time of examinations to be enlightened with knowledge and to get rid of laziness, slow progress and ignorance.
Gardening is being done to make the surroundings of the temple more beautiful. Indeed, if there is a temple inside the campus, its surroundings are considered very sacred.
So, if you ever come to visit the Nabarangpur district, don't forget to visit this sacred place.