Jhankad is famous for the goddess Maa Sarala temple. It is located just 15 km distance from Jagatsinghpur Town and about 54 km from Cuttack. Goddess Sarala is the best one of wisdom and power. She is called Maha Saraswati and is one of the eight prominent Shakti Pithas of Odisha. Sidheswar Parida named Sarala das, who has written Sarala Mahabharat with the blessing of goddess Sarala in the century AD. The environment of the place is very calm and quiet. Throughout the year devotees from different parts of Odisha come here to worship goddess Sarala. Maa Sarala Mandir is a famous temple in the Jagatsingpur, Odisha.
Jhankada basini maa sarala is presiding deity of local and abroad. Pana Sankranti and Durgapuja are the main festival of this temple. Dussehra is celebrated for three days, and lakhs of devotees from all over Odisha come to observed the festival. Gorakhnath temple is only 6 km distance from Sarala Mandir. Jhankad Sarala temple is one of the most popular tourist places in Jagatsinghpur District.
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