This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The shrine with its pure green environs lifts up ones spirits to a morally superior plane. The temple is embellished with stone carvings that date back to the early 10th and 11th century. The serene ambience of the temple in Mahanadi River inspires spiritual feeling among the devotees.
The enchanting water spread of Mahanadi River provides ample opportunities for tourists to for a joyful boat ride to the temple as well as water sports. The antiquity of the temple coupled with its serene ambience make this place an ideal tourist places of Odisha (Orissa) and it is considered as one of the important Shiva temples of Orissa.