Seeing the relentless iconoclast entering her sanctum, she appeared
before him in the garb of a maiden and solicited him to wait at the door till
she returned with water for the goddess to avail her guidance. He obliged. Enraged
at her inordinate delay, he dashed into the innermost shrine and found to his
shock the pedestal empty. Presuming the running maiden carrying image of the
goddess, he followed her post-haste to the bank
of the river Kushabhadra. To his surprise, he saw the Goddess Ramachandi
in a fast moving boat ill the middle of the river, which was in full floods.
Unable to grab her, he went back
then advised an ardent priest in dream to build a temple for her on the
bank. Her behest was carried out with donation from religious-minded persons.
Countless visitors offer prayers to. her in her new abode ever today.
is in Konarak, accessible by bus from Puri or Bhuvaneswar.