Loknath TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
- Address: NH 203, Chandanpur, Odisha 752014, Puri, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Loknath Temple - Review
Located very close to Sri Jagannath temple, this beautiful temple does hold certain significance in the religious history of Orissa. Stories goes that the Shiva Linga in the temple was established by Lord Rama, during his journey to Lanka in search of Sita.
The most unique fact of this lingam is it remains under water throughout the year and is visible only once in a year. At present, the temple has four parts – Jagamohan (entrance temple), Vimana (main temple), Natamandap (dancing hall) and Bhogamandap (offering hall). People believe that a visit to the lingam has the power to cure any illness.
Visit the temple during SarantiSomavar Fair when the whole temple is decorated.
Loknath Temple Information
- Follow the Hindu rituals like leaving your shoes outside the temple.
- Observe absolute silence inside the temple.
- Respect the religious rituals and sentiments.
- Be decently dressed.
Loknath Temple Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Loknath Temple by Public Transport
- By hired car
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Puri before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Puri and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Loknath Temple
45.61% of people who visit Puri include Loknath Temple in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
73.68% of people start their Loknath Temple visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Loknath Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Loknath Temple
Loknath Temple Trips
Loknath Temple, Puri Reviews
The Loknath Temple is an important Shaiva pitha of Odisha situated 2 & half kms away from the Lord Jagannath Temple towards the west. Regular bus service from the station to the temple is available. The temple is not architecturally important but occupies an important cultural and religious folklore of Odisha. It is believed that Lord Sri Ram on his way to Lanka in search of Devi Sita rested here for some time & had a desire to meet Lord Shiva. The locals of the place presented Sri Ram with a Linga shaped Lauki a type of vegetable. Lord Ram consecrated the Linga shaped Lauki to pray Lord Shiva. Hence the name Laukanath or Loknath. That appart the linga in the temple remains submerged in water throughout the year & only 3 days before Mahashivratri the water is removed for a day.
The Temple is of utmost Spiritual. Har Har Mahadev
Great from belief point of view, but I must say the priest there are real bastards. They did a so called puja without even asking and took a total of 3000 from us. Even after that, those who were not satisfied started abusing us. Being a Hindu I am in support of paying to the temple as we often visit those place but this should be done by the devotee as per his wish. There is only one word for those who ask money in the name of God is that They all are Bastards.
Most sacred place to visit. But beware of cheaters and pickpockets. But the place is fantastic. Government and Localbodies should take care of this Heritage place and promote this place so that visitors outside Odisha even districts and outside India should come. And the managing committee should take care of all the visitors.
Outside temple very calm but inside you need bit struggle for darshan of baba Loknanth. It’s a small temple and there is no crowd management.