This temple is ranked next to the Shri Jagannath temple. In ancient time, puri was also a seat of Saiva worship. Legend says that the 'Linga' of the Lokanath temple was installed here by Lord Ramachandra. The Lokanath temple is situated about 3 kilometres away from the Jagannath temple on the Western outskirts of the town.Its presiding deity, Lokanath, a Linga, remains always under water in a small square vat, fed by a natural spring of the near by Parvati tank. It is visible only on the night of 'Pankadhar Ekadasi' before the Maha Sivaratri, when all the water is bailed out to enable thousands of the devotees to see and worship the Lord. People who suffer from incurable diseases come here for Prayer. Some of them are believed to have been cured due to divine grace.
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