Located in Gadchiroli district, Markanda Temple Complex is situated on the east banks of Wainganga River, at a spot, where the river flowing from the North makes a U turn to flow North again and then south on its way to meet the Pranhita and then the mighty Godavari. Such locations are considered holy by Hindus, and Temples of great importance are built there.
This temple complex, it is believed, had 24 temples, spread over an area of 196 x 168 Meter. At present, however, there are only 18 temples existing, out of which 4 temples are in good condition. The main temple of Markanda was struck by lightning, 300 years ago.