Visiting places of Subarnpur district -Maa Lankeswari pitha – A beautiful spot amidst mahanadi at Sonepur , #Subarnpur #Odisha #Lankeswari – Article by Pramodini Purohit
Details of Maa Lankeswari Temple
Maa Lankeswari Temple is located inside the river Mahanadi at Sonepur town, Subarnpur district, Odisha. Once upon a time Sonepur region was known as Paschime Lanka. Goddess Lankeswari was the presiding deity of Paschima Lanka.
Now Maa Lankeswari is worshiped by the Kaivarta (fisherman) community of Sonepur and people of Subarnpur district. One can see this temple while traveling on the road connecting Ulunda, Dharmasala, Sonepur and Birmaharajpur.
History of Maa Lankeswari Temple:-
Sonepur is often described as Paschima Lanka or Swarnapuri Lanka or dwitiya Lanka or Subarnapur. This is further evidence that Sonepur is a strong hold of Tantric and Shakti culture.As this area belonged to Dakshina Kosala Kingdom,evidences are there in Ramayana that Ravana used to attack this part frequently.
How to Go to Maa Lankeswari Temple :-
- One can go from Tentuli Ghat (1 k.m. from sonepur busstand)by small country boat within 20/25 minutes.
- 32 Km far from JNV by road .