Dates back to the 6th/7th century AD and the main deity is a Swayambhu block of granite worshipped both as Shiva & Vishnu as Ã¢â‚¬ËœHari-HaraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. Vishnu is the Saligrama centre and Shiva is the outer covering Vishnu.
The temple is of Kalinga architecture and the deity is bathed daily with water, milk & bhang (marijuana).
Myths / Legends
Lord Rama has offered his prayers here and his arrow adorns the temple dome.
The temple finds mention in the ancient text Brahma Puran as Ekamra Kshetra.