Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bhaskaresvara Temple, Bhubaneswar

Date: 26th Sep 2017

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Fee: None.

Timing: Unsure. 9 AM to 5 PM is best option.

Distance: 1450 Kms one way.

Parking: Roadside.

Food: Not Available.

Photography: Allowed.

Other attractions nearby: Maghesvar temple, Brahmesvar temple.

Bhaskareswar temple located on the tankapani road was built between 13th and 14th century AD. Eastern ganga dynasty rulers are credited with building the temple. The colossal Linga in the temple is believed to be a Asoka pillar. Its said the pillar is chiseled to make it a linga. Garbagriha is closed and it was hard to see anything inside. The temple is built in Kalinga style with a towering vimana above the sanctum sanctorum. Idols of some god is carved on the outer wall on three sides.

The door to the garbagriha is close and we could not see the linga.

The idols on the three sides of the outer wall.

The pyramidal shaped vimana.

The structure was built on a raised platform which can be accessed via few steps.

The garden around the temple was well maintained.

We were here.

This was the first temple we visited in the temple city of Bhubaneswar. We explored many more temples in next 3 days and also missed many as 3 days was not enough. 

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