An ancient temple that dates back to the 15th or 16th century that has been submerged for decades has been located by a group of scientists. The archaeological survey team of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) has claimed that they have discovered an ancient submerged temple in the Mahanadi upstream from Cuttack. The temple was successfully located after repeated attempts by Intach’s Project Assistant Deepak Kumar Nayak.
It is believed that the 60 ft submerged temple dates back to late 15th or early 16th century, considering the construction style of the Masataka and the materials used for the construction. According to reports, the location of the temple was known and it used to be visible in the summers and was last seen eleven years ago.