Ladu Baba Temple is situated at a distance of 13 km away from Nayagarh near Sarankul and 70 km from Khordha. This place is famous for the Baba Ladukeswar temple. The Siva Linga of Ladukeswar is popularly known as Ladu Baba. The temple’s construction for more than 1,000 years reveals. Besides the temple, there are Durga Mandir, Angad Murthy, Lord Rama, Lakshmana, Mata Sita, Bada Thakur, Lakshmi Mandir, Dasa Mahavidya Navagraha, Suryamandir also worshipped in Ladukeswar Temple. The temple was built by Jagdev Ranendra in the 1942 century in the style of the Rekha temple. Sarankul Ladu Baba Mandir is a famous temple in Nayagarh District.
The festivals and rituals of Sri Ladukeswar are also similar to that of the Lingaraj temple Bhubaneswar. The temple has mixed with Vaishnava, Shiva and Sadhu religions, so devotees from across the state and beyond come here. Jhulan Yatra, Shitalashti, Chabish Ekadashi, Pana Sankranti, Dolayatra, Shivaratri, Durgapuja & Kalipuja is the famous festival of this temple. The main festival of this place is Maha Siva Ratri in the month of Magha, and a large number of devotees gather here to observe the function. Sharanakula Baba Ladukeswar temple is one of the most popular Tourist places in Nayagarh, Odisha.
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