About the Temple
Believed to have been built by King Lalatendu Kesari to commemorate the ill fated lovers Kedar and Gouri who eloped against the wishes of their communities. The temple is located near Mukteswara temple and is regarded as one of the eight Astasambhu temples. The residing deity is Lord Shiva known as Kedareswar and his consort Goddess Gouri.
According to the legend Kedar was killed by a tiger and Gouri committed suicide in the pond now located in the temple complex. Even today lovers flock the temple to pray for a blissful married life.
On the occasion of Sitalsasti which falls in the month of May- the temple is decked up and hosts the marriage of Lord Lingaraja with Goddess Parvati- the procession starts from the Lingaraja temple and the marriage is solemnised.