Ramchandi Temple is the most popular attraction located near Ramchandi Beach is a splendid scenic picnic resort. It is located on the shores if the near Kusabhadra river. According to legend, this temple was built by a priest who had a dream in which the goddess Ramchandi asked him to build this temple on the coasts. This temple also forms one of the most famous Puri Shakti Peeths and is located near the Kanakeshwar temple in Ramchandi-Beach.
Before the construction of Marine Drive Highway, the site was not accessible to outside visitors. However, it attracted large numbers of local devotees to offer "Bali" sacrifices in the month of Ashwna Picnicking in Ramachandi was a feat of youth. The romantic vision has always fascinated young lovers, students and picnic groups everywhere, as well as a handful of professional fishermen who exploit the locals. However, after the construction of the marine diving highway, the place became very easily accessible. Every day we see a regular crowd of pleasure seekers, both from the neighboring neighborhood and from distant places.
Konark Goddess Ramachandi Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Konark Goddess Ramachandi History:
A legend regarding the deity is ever fresh and popular among the locals. "Kalapahada" the rebel Hindu Brahmin Youth turned islam, vowed to destroy all the temples of Hindu worship during 17th Contury. After destroying the Sun temple, Kalapahad approached to Ramachandi temple to destroy it. Then Goddess Ramachandi dressed as a Maluni (maid servant) asked Kalapahad to wait at the door till she bring water from the river for the Goddess. Kalapahad anxiously waited for a long time to get some cold water. When it was too late and the Maluni did not return he exhausted and entered inside the temple and found the throne empty. Then he thought the Maluni took away the deity with her and with anger he followed the Maluni. When he reached the bank of the Kushabhadra river he found the goddess Ramachandi floating in the middle of the river. At that time the river was outpouring, so he came back without able to reach the middle of the river. Then Goddess Ramachandi came in dream of a panda (priest) and told him to built a temple on the bank of the Kushabhadra river. This place is now known as Ramachandi. Through out the year many visitors come here to get the blessing of Goddess Ramachandi and to enjoy the scenic beauty of river Kushabhadra and Bay of Bengal.
Konark Goddess Ramachandi Address:
Government Girls High School,
Odisha - 752001