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Bhubaneswar: The City of Temples

Sat, Jul. 29, 2017 Posted: 03:46 PM


The 'City of Temples', Bhubaneshwar is exclusively named after 'Lord of Three Worlds,' Tribhuvaneswar. The city still conserves over 500 of India's greatest shrines, around which the pious life of this amazing city whirls. The term Bhubaneswar in its true sense compiles the 'God's Planet' which presents the stroll down centuries of shrine architecture. The epigraphic sources and Mythological references define the region as Saiva Pitha and Ekamra Kshetra.

When Odisha became a separate state in 1936, engraved out of Bihar and Bengal, its capital was Cuttack. In 1956 a new capital was fabricated in Bhubaneswar. Coupled with Konark and Puri, Bhubaneswar creates the 'golden triangle,' one of the most trafficked tourist spots in the Eastern region of India, for its dignified possession of amazing architectural heritage and imposing sculpture.

You can book your expedition through Vistara and relish the popular Udaygiri and Khandigiri caves near Bhubaneswar from the Jain period, which has the most age-old Indian theater sustained till this day.

World Famous Temples to Acknowledge in Bhubaneswar:

1. Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj Temple is the largest and oldest shrine of Bhubaneshwar. The word 'Lingaraj' means 'The emperor of Lingas', where 'Linga' is the Lord Shiva’s phallic form. Lingaraj Temple was constructed by the Emperor Jajati Keshari, who was the part of Soma dynasty in the 11th century. It is stated that when the King changed his capital to Bhubaneshwar from Jaipur, he initiated the Lingaraj Temple construction.

2.Raja Rani Temple

Amid the 10th and 11th century, the Rajarani Temple was constructed from reddish gold sandstone recognized as Rajarani in the domestic vernacular. It is eventually stated that the shrine was recognized as Indreswara Temple initially, dedicated to the prayer of Lord Shiva through the shrine strangely lacks a governing divinity. The shrine is popular for its amazing wall carvings.

3. Mukteswara Temple

Mukteswara Mandir is exclusively devoted to Lord Shiva, who is acknowledged as the most complacent Lord amid the Hindu Gods. The word 'Mukteswara' compiles "Lord who provides unity with the assistance of Yoga, " and this aspect is further accredited by the architectural images engraved in the shrine. Devoted to Lord Shiva in the scheme of Mukteswara, the whole shrine is carved with figures of hermits in unique postures of meditation.

4. Parsurameswar Temple

The cherished divinity is within a circular yonipitha, a crippled Lingam at the middle of the shrine, which is around 1.07 meters under the ground level presently. It is a living shrine and now under the maintenance and care of Purveswara Temple Development Association of that region. As per to regional tradition, the governing divinity is recognized as Purvesvara as it is stationed towards the eastern region of Lingaraj.

5. Kedar Gouri Temple

Stationed next to Mukteswar Temple, Kedar Gouri temple is surely one of the eight Ashtashambhu shrines. Regionally considered as 'Kedareshwar,' Lord Shiva is the governing divinity of this shrine.

6. Brahmeswar Temple

At the end of the 9th century AD, this beautiful shrine was constructed and is richly engraved inside and out. This shrine can be obsolete with fair precision by the utilization of engraving that was formerly on the shrine. They are now exclusively drifted, but information of them conserve the detail that it was constructed around 1058 AD. The shrine was constructed in the 18th regional year of the Somavanshi emperor Udyotakesari by his mother, Kolavati Devi.

7. Vaital Deul Temple

From late 8th century, one of the oldest shrines, Vaital Deul Temple's finest aspect is the form of its sanctuary tower. The shape of semi-cylindrical of its roof- is a prominent instance of Khakhra order of shrines- exclusively brings an affection to the Dravidian gopuram of the South India shrines.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags to relish the beautiful city of temples, as there are many travel companies that can assist you with the cheapest airfare on Vistara flight tickets. Start exploring!

David Fournier