The temple of Shiva was set up by Dadan, one of the Generals of King Bana of Sonitpur. One of the many legends that surround this temple suggest that a wild elephant was killed by this General at the foothill of Dadan.
The General was a disciple of Lord Shiva and he killed the elephant as it used to disturb him while meditating. Though that elephant can now be viewed in the form of a stone, lying on the riverbank of Dariduri. Apart from the temple, this place is also an epitome of natural beauty with rivers, hills and lush greenery all around. It is a heart warming locale, especially a welcome change after the hustle bustle of daily city life. Activities like trekking and rock climbing also take place here.