Ramachandi Temple

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    Location: Puri, Odisha, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

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    On the banks of the Kusabhadra River where it flows into the Bay of Bengal, Ramachandi Temple, is in a beautiful spot. From Konark, it is only at a distance of 5 km in the Puri district of Odisha. The deity of Konark, Goddess Ramachandi, is thought by some to be the presiding deity of this temple, while others thought it to be the temple of Mayadevi, who is the wife of Surya or Sun God.


    Ramachandi Temple

    Many visitors come here throughout the year, to get the blessing of Goddess Ramachandi and to also enjoy the mesmerizing scenic beauty of river Kushabhadra and the Bay of Bengal.


    Ramachandi Temple

    The rebel Hindu Brahmin youth, Kalapahad who got converted to Islam, during the 17th century, vowed to destroy all the temples of Hindu worship. Kalapahad approached Ramachandi temple to ruin it, after destroying the Sun temple. Then Goddess Ramachandi asked Kalapahad to wait at the door till she brings water from the river for the Goddess, dressed as a Maluni or a maidservant. Waiting for a long time to get some cold water Kalapahad became anxious. After a long time, he was exhausted and entered the temple but the Maluni did not return, then he entered the temple and found the throne empty. Then he became very angry by thinking that Maluni took away the deity with her. He started to follow the Maluni with immense anger. He found the goddess Ramachandi floating in the middle of the river after reaching the bank of the Kushabhadra river. He came back without being able to reach the middle of the river as the river was outpouring then. Then Goddess Ramachandi told a priest to build a temple on the bank of the Kushabhadra river through his dream. Now this place is known as Ramachandi.

    Inside/Outside Views


    From the temple, one can also enjoy the scenic beauty of the Kushabhadra river. The river view would amuse your soul and mind.

    Opening Hours

    It is open the visitors, 24 Hours a day.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee needed to the temple.

    How to Reach

    Situated close to Bhubaneswar, puri has great air, road, and rail connectivity. From most major parts of India, puri itself is accessible by road and rail.

    By Air: The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik airport at Bhubaneshwar which is nearly 56 km from the heart of Puri city. The airport is very well linked to the major cities of Delhi and Mumbai. Through Delhi or Kolkata, International travelers need to get connections.

    By Train: A major railway junction is placed in Puri. From many cities in India, including Bhubaneswar, New Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata, regular direct train services are available.

    By Road: Through well-constructed roads, Puri is connected with the neighboring cities. To travel to Puri, buses are considered to be the main option as the bus stand near the Gundicha Temple. By bus one can reach Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack in 15 minutes.

    Tips for Travellers

    As it is a religious place you must maintain your courtesy.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: no, Photography is not allowed here.

    Que-03: what is the best time to visit the temple? 

    Ans: you may visit the temple anytime throughout the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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