Markandeshwar Temple is an area in which sage Markandeya reflected on lord Shiva. He saw a small child on a banyan leaf floating on the sea and wondered upon. Finally lord Vishnu confident him from the doubt. The historical Markandeswar Shiva Temple is situated in the Markandeswar road with the aid of the facet of the Markandeswar tank, to the north of the Jagannath temple, Puri. This region can be approached at the right facet of Markandeswar road leading from Markandeswar chowk to Puri-Brahmagiri street.
Markandeya tank is an open shape and it enclosed within a stone wall fabricated from dressed laterite blocks. Bathing ghats are provided for the travelers in southern side of the tank. The tank is used for rituals as well as for everyday bathing. Rituals like Pinda Dana, Mundan Kriya and so forth. Are observed on the stairs of the tank. Both Markandeswar temple and Markandeswar tank may be dated again to the twelfth century AD. Puri became an essential middle of pilgrimage by means of the 12th century. The records in Puri also proves that Sri Ramanuja visited Puri at some stage in 1107 and 1117.