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Ramachandi Temple in Konark Orissa

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Location: Southwest of the Sun temple Konark
Built in:17th century
Dedicated to:Goddess Ramachandi
Entry: Free
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 9:00 Pm
Significance: One of the most temple
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit:  March and October
Phone: +91 6758 23 6821
Nearest Railway Station: Puri Railway Station
Nearest Air Port: Bhubaneswar

The Ramachandi Temple is 7 kms before Konark on the Marine drive road from Puri to Konark. It is located on the shores of Ramchandi Beach near Kusabhadra River. Ramachandi is popularly beleived the presiding deity of Konark, and the most benevolent Chandi known. It is certainly more ancient than the Sun temple at Konark. From the architectural point of view, the temple of Ramachandi is not important but from the religious point of view, it is one of the famous Sakta pithas of Puri.Some people are of the opinion that the temple is dedicated to Goddess Ramachandi and this is why it is known as Ramachandi temple. But, there is another section of people who say that the temple is dedicated to Goddesses Mayadevi, the wife of Sun God.To protect the temple, Goddess Ramachandi dressed as a maid servant and asked Kalapahada to wait at the door till she brings water from the river for the Goddess. After a long wait, Kalapahada entered the temple and found the throne empty. He thought that the maid took away the deity, so he followed her in anger. On reaching the bank of the Kushabhadra River, he found Goddess Ramachandi floating in the middle of the river and returned back.

According to legend, this temple was built by a priest who had a dream in which, Goddess Ramchandi asked her to build this temple on those shores. This temple also forms one of the most famous Shakti Peeths of Puri and lies near to the Kanakeshwar Temple of Ramchandi-Beach. This temple is also situated at a short distance of 8 km from the world-famous Sun Temple.

How to Reach Ramachandi Temple in Konark 

By Road: Odisha State operated buses that are easily available from Puri, Konark and other near by places of Orissa to Ramachandi Beach. One can hire private taxi from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Konark or Puri to Ramachandi Beach.

By Rail: Travellers can also reach at Ramachandi Beach by trains that arrive at Puri Railway Station. This station is located at a distance of near about 78 kms.

By Air : The Nearest Airport is  Bhubaneswar Airport.

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