Temples Near Konark
This temple is located on the banks of the Kusabhadra River, about 5 km from Konark. While some say that the presiding deity is Goddess Ramachandi, others thought it to be the temple of Mayadevi, wife of Surya (Sun god). The graceful goddess is seated on a lotus and among the Sakti Pithas of Puri.
A broken brick temple, said to be the temple of Lord Vishnu, is located behind the Ramachandi temple. The pillar in front of this temple is said to be the seat of Garuda, the cosmic charioteer of Lord Vishnu. Figures of Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati are found on the temple walls.
This Math (monastery) is situated to the south of the Sun temple. Nirakar Brahma (or void) is worshiped here. It is called as "Samba Ashram" by the local people. Dhuni Kund (fire place) is where the fire has been reserved continuously since the beginning of the Matha.