Location: Southwest of the Sun temple
Located towards the southwest of Sun Temple, is the Ramachandi temple.
It has been named after Goddess Ramachandi. However, there is lot of
confusion over the presiding deity of the temple. Some people are of the
opinion that the temple is dedicated to Goddess Ramachandi and this is
why it is known as Ramachandi temple. But, there is another section of
people who say that the temple is dedicated to Goddesses Mayadevi, the
wife of Sun God.
It is because of this reason that, the temple is sometimes referred to
as the Mayadevi Temple also. The main problem is that there is not any
evidence that can help in solving the confusion prevalent over the deity
of the Ramachandi temple of Konark. However, in the present times, it is
commonly referred to as the Mayadevi temple. Some people also believe
that the temple was actually devoted to Surya, the Sun God.