One of the highly revered temples of Orissa,Budhima Temple is situated at Sonepur. The Budhima temple is dedicated to Goddess Budhima, the deity of the Dhera community. In early days, the worship was done under a tree. The temple was later built by Bhagaban Senapati, the chief of the Dhera community. It is believed that King Prataprudra Deva had brought Goddess Budhima from Berhampur to Sonepur.