Another popular place to visit near Jaugarh is the Mallikesvara Shiva Temple that is located in the hill of a Padmapur village that is in Gunapur of Koraput. The temple has the architecture style of the Ganga with a rectangular flat roof called mukhasala and with inscriptions mentioned on the smokescreen of the door. The temple is famous for the images of the Devatas, Parsvas, dancing Shiva and the Ekapada Shiva. In 1784, William Jones found the Journal of Royal Asiatic Society in Calcutta, which preserves the researched and published inscriptions, copper plates, manuscripts dealing with Orissa history and culture, made of palm leaves.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.