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Mukteswara Temple

Mukteswara Temple

Mukteswara temple bhubaneshwar is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mukteswara, is carved with figures of ascetics in several poses of meditation. The highlight of the temple, is the magnificent torana - the decorative gateway, an arched masterpiece, reminiscent of Buddhist influence in Orissa.. The sculptured gateway, the jagamohana with diamond shaped latticed windows and decorated interiors and the plethora of sculptural work all deserve mention in this temple dedicated to Shiva Although it is only a small monument rising to a height of 35 feet. Literally every inch of its surface is carved. This temple has also been described as a dream realized in sandstone and it is a monument where it is said sculpture and architecture are in complete harmony with one another. This 10th century temple built in the year of AD 950, is an important transition point, between the early and the later phases of the Kalinga school of temple architecture. The sculptural decoration of the Mukteswara is exquisitely executed, and it is often referred to as the "gem of Oriya architecture". Richly sculpted, the temple offers pride of place to tales from the Panchatantra. The arched gateway is particularly fine. It also shows excellent combinations of Hindu and Buddhist and Jain features, which find a common voice in much of Orissan temple craft.

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Bhubaneswar,Orissa

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Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa, is also popularly known as the "Temple City of India". Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or 'Lord Lingaraj', Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre.Literally, the name means Abode of God or Master of the Universe. 


                          			  
                          
Hotels near Bhubaneswar

The Trident

Trident Hotel Located only 6 kilometres from the city centre and 15 minutes from the airport, The Trident Hotel, Bhubaneswar (Orissa, India) is set amidst 14 acres of landscaped gardens. The hotel's spacious lobby has a friendly ambience.


Best Price: Rs. per day

The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel, Bhubaneshwar (Orissa, India) is located on the National Highway (N.H.5), opposite Kalinga Stadium, near the ISKON Temple.


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Mayfair Lagoon

Mayfair Lagoon is situated in Bhubaneshwar (Orissa - INDIA) and conveniently located at a distance of 9 kms from the airport.


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