Mukteswara Temple, Bhubaneswar

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Marvel at a dream set in sandstone at Mukteswara Temple, a landmark complex and a jewel of Odisha architecture. With terraced 10.6 m (35 ft) tall spires, this compact architectural ensemble displays some excellent Kalinga architecture, which heralded a new era at the time of construction. Built in the mid-10th century, this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is covered with carved figures of ascetics in different meditative positions. Exquisitely carved sculptures and arch entrances, as well as diamond-shaped, latticed windows, are surrounded by depictions of monkeys adorning the main porch. Walk around the temple and you'll feel like time is slowing down, as the sunlight begins to change color against the masterfully carved sandstone. Make Mukteswara Temple a centerpiece of your Bhubaneswar vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bhubaneswar trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Mukteswar, Siddheswar Temples in Bhubaneshwar, India dates back to the 10th century and stands as a significant transition point between the early and the later phases of the Kalinga School of temple ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    this along with Parurameswar, lingaraj, raja rani are among the most ancient and beautiful temples. They are all not too far from each other and can be covered in about 2-3 hours in total. Must visit  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    It is a tenth century built Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Bhubaneshwar, the temple city of India. The temple is famous for its arch decorated gateway, an unique architecture splendo...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    A very fine architecture of kalinga surrounded by green grass lands. Nice place to sit and have cool breeze in red evening time.
  • July 3, 2017
    Beautiful Odishan architecture. Surrounded by garden. Peaceful place.
  • July 16, 2017
    Must visit in BBSR , there are numerous smaller temples older than Mukteswar temple on kedar gouri lane en route lingaraj temple
  • June 9, 2017
    A small and beautiful temple which shows the craftsmanship of the artists of ancient Utkala. This temple is also surrounded by 2 more old and ancient temple.
  • April 26, 2017
    Nice Place. No crowd in morning. It is part of world heritage and maintain by ASI.

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