When the thief realized that Lord Shiva himself came to the island to save him and disappeared after turning the black calf into a white one, he confessed to the locals about his crime and dedicated his life to worship Lord Shiva. Therefore, the temple is known as Dhabaleswar Temple and Lord Shiva is also known as Dhabaleswara.
Dhabaleswar temple was built in the 14th century although there are some stone carvings present in the temple which belong to the 11th and 12th century. This temple was built according to the Kalinga Architecture style and is located on an island, 27kilometres away from Cuttack. The Dhabaleswar temple is located alongside the Mahanadi River in Orissa, a state in India. Since the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Shivaratri is celebrated grandly on this island.