The 9 m high Mohini Temple on the south bank of Bindu Sagar
bears a close resemblance to the Parashurameswar Temple, on the main Bhubaneswar
road. Mohini literally means the temptress. The presiding deity is Goddess Chamunda, a ten armed tantric incarnation of Goddess Kali
. The dancing icon of the goddess is there in the inner sanctum. A six-armed image of Mahishasuramardini is presented as lying on the floor of
, the prayer hall. Though unfinished in appearance, the temple has the images of Parvati
and carved wooden ceilings.
Mohini Temple is 4 km from Bhubaneswar, which is easily accessible from any part of India by road, rail and air. The city bus station is 5 km from the city center.