The Jagannath Temple at Angul is known as "Saila Srikhetra". The Adhistratri Devi of Angul, Maa Budhi Thakurani is placed in the middle of the town in one side of the Sunasagada hill since primitive age. In the course of time, one Shiva temple and Madan Mohan temple were constructed near the Goddess Budhi Thakurani Temple. At that time the small Bigraha of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra were kept in Madan Mohan Matha (Temple). Then the local people had started Car Festival there. In the year 1966, in a Satasanga meeting, one of the members raised a question that the Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra should not be adjusted in Madan Mohan Temple & a new Jagannath temple should be constructed at Angul. This feeling was spread throughout the town of Angul & finally in the year 1992 on the occasion of Mahabisuba Sankranti, three days Jagyan was celebrated on the top of the Sunasagad hill and on the end of the day a proposal was taken among all the devotees presented in the function to construct Jagannath temple at that place.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.