Khiching

Khiching(Maa Kichakeswari)is an ancient village in Mayurbhanj District, a fabulous temple from Black Stone. Khiching is located about 50 km east of Keonjhargarh city and 27 km west of Karanjia. The major festival in Khiching is Sivarathri, which is celebrated over seven days. The major tourist attraction of Khiching is the Temple Of Maa Kichakeswari. The temple was constructed during the year 920/925. Goddess Kichakeshwari, which was not only ishtadevata and kuladevi of Bhanj dynasty but also the State deity of Princely State of Mayurbhanj ruled by them. Height of the temple is 100 feet (30 m) and total area is 1764sq.ft.

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