Sri Biranchinarayan Temple is in Palia village, which is located 15 km south of Bhadrak, on the way from Bhadrak to Chandabali. It occupies a significant place in the cultural map of Orissa state of India. Today, the standing Biranchi Narayan Temple stands as evidence of the heritage of Surya Upasana in Orissa. Biranchi Narayan is another name for Lord Surya, the BIRANCHISun God of light and lustre. The existing temple is dedicated to Biranchinarayan, who is enshrined as a roughly four faced image of the Sun. A square stone slightly tapering towards the top contains four carved images of the Sun god in relief, on the four sides of a slab. The figures hold two lotuses in two hands, as usual, and are depicted standing on chariots drawn by seven horses. Architecturally, the temple can be dated to the 13th century. It was renovated and reconstructed in the beginning of the 20th century by the generosity of a local Jamindar.
How to Reach:
Bhubaneswar, the Capital Of Odisha is the nearest Air port which is 145 km away from Palia.
The Nearest Railway Station is Bhadrak Railway Station, which is 16 km away from Palia.
Bhadrak Town , District HQ of Bhadrak district is situated on side of NH 16 and Palia is 15 KM away from Bhadrak Town.