The temple of Goddess Ramachandi on the river mouth of Kushabhadra river is situated 7 km before Konark on the marine drive from Puri to Konark. Ramachandi is believed to be the presiding deity of Konark, and the most benevolent Chandi known. It is certainly more ancient than the Sun temple at Konark. A graceful Chandi, seated on a lotus in a small temple half hidden by sand mounds, on the river mouth of 'Kushabhadra' and the endless Bay of Bengal stretched to eternity, and a thick growth of casuarinas plantation around is the scenic magnificence of the place. Before construction of the Marine drive road, the place was not accessible to out side visitors. However, it attracted large number of local devotees to offer sacrifices 'Bali' in the month of Ashwina. The romantic sight has always fascinated young lovers, students and picnicking troupes from far and wide.