The Singanatha temple is one of the principal attractions of the town of Cuttack. Situated on a rocky island in the River Mahanadi, it is an awe inspiring site. The temple is one of the oldest in the state of Orissa, and is renowned for the sheer artistry of its architecture. It is both a site of pilgrimage and the serious study of ancient architecture. It can be approached from Gopinathpur village which is in Cuttack district. The temple is further proof if any were needed of Cuttack's rich historical and cultural legacy. This temple is a fine representation of the ancient architectural traditions of the region and its antiquity makes it even more important. Being close to the town of Cuttack, and therefore highly accessible, gives visitors ample opportunity to explore this wonderful example of Orissa's temple art. The best time to visit the temple would be between January and March when the weather is at its best.
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.