Lankeswari Temple is located inside the river Mahanadi at Sonepur town in Subarnapur district. Once upon a time the Sonepur region was known as Paschima Lanka. Goddess Lankeswari was the presiding deity of Paschima Lanka. Now Maa Lankeswari is worshipped by the Kaivarta (fisherman) community of Sonepur and the people of the Subarnapur district. Maa Lankeswari temple is a famous temple in Subarnapur, Odisha.
Chaitra Purnima and Kartika Purnima are the main festivals of this temple, and on this day devotees come to see the mother. The only way to reach the temple is by boat. The temple is half submerged during rainy days, so Summer and winter days are the best time to visit. A beautiful view can be seen while going by boat to Lankeswari mandir. Maa Lankeshwari Temple is a tourist attraction near Sonepur. (Source)
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