The temple is situated in the town of Puri, Odisha state of India. This ancient Temple can be reached from the Markandeswar Chowk by the side of the Markandeswar tank which is to the north of the world famous Jagannath temple of Puri. It is a holy place where sage Markandeya meditated on lord Shiva. The Shiva Temple was constructed at the same place where the sage meditated. The temple is one of the PanchaTirthas of Puri and also one of the fifty two sacred Shiva places of the country.