One of the antique temples of Orissa
, Siddheswar Temple enshrines the
of Lord Siddheswara, another name for Lord Shiva
. This shivlinga is believed to be the last of a chain of shivlingas installed by Lord Brahma
. Built in the riverbed of the Baitarini, this temple is associated with a number of ancient myths. The inscriptions on its walls and nearby ruins depict that this holy shrine was built during the reign of Bhaumakara Dynasty
. The temple is amidst the numerous other holy seats and shrines.
The Siddheswar Temple is around 6 km from
Jajpur. The nearest Jajpur Keonjhar Road railhead falls on the Howrah-Chennai main route.