Pancharatha Temple is a highly revered shrine at Sonpur, in Odisha. This beautiful temple, constructed in a chariot size, resembles the Sun Temple at Konark. As many as five temples are built up on a single platform here. Lord Siva, Ganesh, Kartikeya and Rishava along with Goddess Parvati are worshipped here.Most noteworthy feature of the temple is that the idol of Lord Ganesh faces east; generally in all Shiva temples the idol faces south. It is believed that Pancharatha Temple was built by King Birmitra Singhdeo to commemorate the death of his son Prince Somobhusan.

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