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Pankoddhar Ekadashi is seen in the Shri Lokanatha Temple in Puri in Orissa before Shivratri. Pankoddhar Ekadashi 2014 date is February 26. The Shivling in the Shri Lokanatha Temple gets noticeable just from the Pankoddhar Ekadasi day – this happens three prior days the Mahashivratri in Phalgun month.
The sanctum sanctorum of Sri Lokanatha Temple including the Shivalinga is loaded with water all around the year. The water is evacuated just throughout the Pankoddhar Ekadashi period. Many individuals go to the sanctuary to love throughout the period.
The offerings that were made all around the year stays disintegrated in water. Individuals accept that it has corrective properties. In this manner it is conveyed it as Prasad.
Legend has it that Lord Ram throughout his outcast period had thought here and is accept to have had the darshan of Lord Shiva. The villagers gave Lord Ram Lau or Lauka (Pumpkin) like a Shivling. Master Rama introduced the Lauka at the spot where the present day sanctuary stands and petitioned Lord Shiva to help in discovering Mata Sit