Maa Sarala Temple, Jhankad, Jagatsinghpur

Jhankad is famous for the goddess Maa Sarala temple. It is located just 15 km away 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 one of the eight prominent Shakti Pithas of Odisha. Sidheswar Parida named Sarala das who has written Sarala Mahabharat by 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 came here to worship goddess Sarala. Pana Sankranti and Durgapuja are observed here with serenity by the large number of devotees besides other annual functions. The goddess Sarala presiding deity of local and abroad. Gorakhnath temple is only 6 km distance from Sarala Mandir. Jhankad Sarala temple is one of the most popular tourist places in Jagatsinghpur District.