It’s the Sakhigopal temple which is also known as the Satyabadi Temple previously. This temple belongs to the medieval time. Lord Gopinath is the prime deity of this temple and it is located at Sakhigopal, Puri. Right on the highway connecting Bhubaneswar and Puri, this village is located. The Kalinga style architecture was followed to make this temple.
It is been said that a young man further named as Sakhigopal fall in love with the village headman’s daughter. However, the headman refused to marry her daughter with this young man. After this, the villagers, the young man and the headman of this village went for a pilgrimage to the Kashi. During that time the headman fall sick and then the villagers abandoned him. However, that young man treated that headman and soon he become fine. Due to this reason, the headman promised to offer his daughter’s hand in the young man’s hand. But when they return to the village, the headman denied about what he promised and asked the young man to bring a witness so that he can support his claim. On the other hand, Lord Gopal got impressed with the young man’s work and devotion. He promised the young man to appear as his only witness but on one condition. He asked him to lead the way and the Lord Gopal will follow him. He also mentioned him that he shouldn’t look back during the whole way.
When they were walking that young man failed to hear the footstep sounds of the Lord. So, he looked back and at that very time, the Lord Gopal turned into the stone statue. This is the place where the Sakhigopal Temple is now located. After this incident, the villagers have arranged the marriage between that young man and the headman’s daughter and they were appointed as the very first priests of this temple. This prime festival celebrated at this temple is the Amala Navami. This temple is also famous for the daily food offerings. Here, rice is not served as the prime food. Rather wheat based meals are prepared and served to devotees at this temple on a daily basis.
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