Lankeswari temple is located in Sonepur town. Goddess Lankeswari is the presiding deity of the temple. One can see this temple while traveling on the road connecting Ulunda, Dharmasala, Sonepur and Birmaharajpur. It is believed that the mighty King of Lanka, Ravana, brought the goddess Lankeswari from Lanka to Sonepur. Hence Sonepur is also often described as Paschima Lanka or Swarnapuri Lanka or Dwitiya Lanka or Subarnapur.