Bhabakundaleswar Temple, Manikapatna, Puri

Manikapatna village is located on the Puri Satapada road. It is located around 44 kilometres from Puri. A village named after Manika, a milkmaid who had supposedly sold yoghurt to Lord Jagannath and Lord Balabhadra when they were on their way to Kanchi. The word ‘Manikapatna’ is a combination of two words ‘Manika’ and ‘Patana’. ‘Manika’, the name of the milkmaid and ‘Patana’ means ‘Village’. Manikapatana, alternatively spelt as Manika Patna, is located in the Puri district. It is close to the mouth of Chilika lake.

Manikapatana, one of the Excavated Archeological Sites of Puri district, is in Krushnaprasad block from which the remains at the mediaeval period are found. This village is also famous for Bhabakundaleswar Temple. The temple is facing towards the east. The presiding deity is a Siva Linga made of black chlorite stone. MahaShivaratri, Kartika Purnima, Ekadasi are main festival observed in this temple. Bhabakundaleswar Temple is one of the tourist places in Puri (Source)