Baba Barala Balunkeswar Temple is situated 25 km distance from Puri. Baral Balunkeswar Pitha is famous for its Lord Shiva Shrine named Sri Baral Balunkeswar Dev. As the legend says in Tretayayuga. This place was surrounded by dense forest, and it was the Ashram place of Bhrugu Muni. During the exile of Sri Rama Chandra, Laxman & Mata Sita has visited this place, Prabhu Sri Rama Chandra had placed Shiva Lingam in the sand under a Banyan tree. So this place is called Baral Balunkeswar. This place was also called Guptakasi. Source
Sitala Sasthi and Mahashivaratri are the main festivals of this temple on this day a large number of devotees come here and worship Lord Balunkeswara Mahadev. Barala Balunkeswar Mandir is one of the famous temple in Puri, Odisha.
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