Bhubaneswar Temples in India - sightseeing guide with photos.

Visiting Brahmesvara Temple in the old part of Bhubaneswar City, India.

Brahmesvara Temple was constructed around 1060 A.D. during the Somavamsi Dynasty under the instruction of King Udyotakesari's mother Kalavati Devi. The temple is particularly good for some really good carvings and sculptures on it's outside walls - some of these sculptures are of Shiva in a variety of forms such as Nataraja (cosmic dancer), Bhairava (Shiva's feirce manifestation), Ardhanarisvara (half male and half female) and Ajaikapada (shepherd) - other carvings are of female figures in a varity of quite graceful poses, plus there are many sculptures of animals and birds. The adjacent temple kund is quite clean and in not too bad a condition - making the area quite scenic and nice to wander around.
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Brahmesvara Temple carvings - Bhubaneswar in India.
Brahmesvara
Temple carvings
Brahmesvara Temple sculpture, Bhubaneswar, India.
Brahmesvara Temple, Bhubaneswar City in India.
Brahmesvara Temple cavings at Bhubaneswar in India.
Temple cavings
Brahmesvara Temple sculptures, Bhubaneswar, India.
Temple sculptures
Brahmesvara Temple sculpture, Bhubaneswar, India.
Temple sculpture
Brahmesvara Temple tank, Bhubaneswar, India.
Temple tank
Brahmesvara Temple Kund at Bhubaneswar in India.
Temple kund
Bhaskaresvara Temple - Bhubaneswar in India.
Bhaskaresvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Bhaskaresvara
Temple

Raja-Rani Temple, Bhubaneswara Old City, India.

Set in really pleasant landscaped gardens, the fairly small Rajarani Temple was constructed around the 11th century from local sand stone. It is beautifully carved with miniature rekhas around it's spire and elegant dikpalakas (gods including Agni and Varuna) and slender nayikas (goddesses or heriones) who are shown in various poses. Raja-Rani Temple is the only temple location shown on this topic where there was an entrance fee - this was 100 Rupees for non-Indians and the temple is open daily.
Raja Rani Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Raja Rani Temple
Raja Rani Temple carvings, Bhubaneswar, India.
Raja Rani
Temple carvings
Raja Rani Temple sculptures at Bhubaneswar in India.
Raja Rani Temple sculptures
Raja Rani Temple sculptures, Bhubaneswar, India.
Raja Rani
Temple sculptures
The gardens surrounding Raja Rani Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Raja Rani Temple
Raja Rani Temple carvings, Bhubaneswar, India.
Raja Rani
Temple carvings
Raja_Rani Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Raja Rani
Temple
Unknown Temple and gardens near Muktesvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Unknown Temple next to Muktesvara Temple
Temples beside Muktesvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
area Muktesvara Temple
An old temple next to Muktesvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Muktesvara Temple

Visiting Muktesvara Temple, Bhubaneswar Old Town, Odisha, India.

The last three photos above are of the area surrounding Muktesvara Temple - all situated within very nicely laid out lawns and gardens. Muktesvara Temple itself is a really gorgeous temple and could be quite easily the "one to be sure to visit" if short of time while staying in Bhubaneswar. Facing to the west, Muktesvara Temple is thought to have been built during the 10th century - the temple sits on a low platform and is 10.5 metres in height. The outside of the temple is lavishly decorated with graceful nayikas, naga and nagi pilasters, bhara-raksakas, elegant motifs including Ganga (a goddess personification of the river), Yamuna (the daughter of the sun god Surya) and Nataraja (Shiva in his form as a cosmic dancer). Apart from the actual carved figures the temple has intricate lace-like carvings on it's outside. There is also a very picturesque kund associated with the temple - expect to find local boys enjoying a dip in it.
Muktesvara Temple carvings at Bhubaneswar in India.
Temple
carvings
Muktesvara Temple sculpture, Bhubaneswar, India.
Muktesvara Temple sculpture
Muktesvara Temple carvings, Bhubaneswar, India.
Muktesvara Temple carvings, Bhubaneswar, India.
Siddhesvara
Temple carvings
Muktesvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Muktesvara Temple
Muktesvara Temple Marichi Kund, Bhubaneswar, India.
Muktesvara Temple
Marichi Kund
Muktesvara Temple at Bhubaneswar in India.
Parasuramaresvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Parasuramaresvara
Temple
Parasuramaresvara Temple carvings, Bhubaneswar, India.
Parasuramaresvara Temple sculptures, Bhubaneswar, India.
sculptures

Visiting Parasuramaresvara Temple - Old City Bhubaneswar, India.

This old temple is situated fairly close to Muktesvara Temple and therefore can be easily visited at more or less the same time.
Parasuramaresvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Parasuramaresvara Temple carvings, Bhubaneswar, India.
Parasuramaresvara
Temple carvings
Parasuramaresvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Bindu Saga Ghat, Bhubaneswar, India.
Bindu
Saga Ghat
Bindu Sagar Pavillion, Bhubaneswar, India.
Bindu Sagar
Pavillion
Bindu Sagar temple at Bhubaneswar in India.
Bindu Sagar
temple
Bindu Sagar, Bhubaneswar, India.
Bindu Sagar
Shoshi Ghat, Bhubaneswar, India.
Shoshi Ghat
Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Lingaraj Temple
Lingaraj Temple gardens, Bhubaneswar, India.
Lingaraj Temple
gardens
Lingaraj Temple at Bhubaneswar in India.
Lingaraj Temple
Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Lingaraj
Temple
Papanasini Temple Kund, Bhubaneswar, India.
Papanasini
Temple Kund
Papanasini Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Tarasundari Temple rear, Bhubaneswar, India.
Tarasundari Temple
Tarasundari Temple yard, Bhubaneswar, India.
Tarasundari Temple
Tarasundari Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Temple
Tarasundari Temple at Bhubaneswar in India.
Tarasundari Temple
Vaital Temple carving, Bhubaneswar, India.
Vaital Temple carving
Vaital Temple carvings, Bhubaneswar, India.
Vaital Temple carvings
Vaital Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Vaital Temple
Vaital Temple at Bhubaneswar in India.
Vaital Temple
Sisireswara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Sisireswara
Temple
Rameswara Temple Kund, Bhubaneswar, India.
Kund Rameswara
Temple
Rameswara Temple sculpture, Bhubaneswar, India.
sculpture
Rameswara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Rameswara Temple
Rameswara Temple, Bhubaneswar, India.
Rameswara
Temple
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