The site of Ekamravan, through having rich heritage and mythological significance, had fallen in disuse and remained so
until 2007. The neighborhood of 11th Century Lingraj Temple and the banks of adjoining water body
Bindusangar in itself had remained untouched by urban planning till the turn of the century.
It was a challenge to restore the sacredness associated with Lake Bindusagar while at the same time creating a landscape having contemporary relevance. Today, the garden serves to revive interest in the rich legacy of medicinal plants while providing moments of tranquility and peace to its visitors in its heritage landscaped arbour.
Inspired by the restoration of the nearby Gangeswar- Jamuneswar temple undertaken by INTACH, it was decided to create the Ekamravan in a manner that ensures its continuity with the heritage sites in the vicinity.
The garden is managed by an autonomous 'Ekamravan Medicinal Plant Garden Society' promoted by the Forest and Environment Department of Government of Odisha. It also has a nursery that raises and sells saplings of medicinal plants and herbs to popularise these plants among visitors
Ekamravan site before it was established
View of Ganesh Pindi
View from Ganesh Pindi