One of the famous Siva temple
in Orissa located one kilometer away from the western
end of the Sri Jagganath Temple Puri.The temple was
built in 10th –11th century A.D.
It was believed that lord Ram installed the Lingam
with a pumpkin. Maha Siva Ratri one the biggest festival
of Orissa observed here with a great devotion, lakhs
of devotees from all over Orissa came here to give
Arti to Lord Siva. This temple is famous for cured
any type of disease.
The Linga through out year remains under water any
type of flowers, milk, sandal paste, Bilva-patra offered
to the god remain decomposed under the water and taken
out on the Maha Siva Ratri Day.