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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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  • This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva also portrays marvelous architecture. The fine, detailed, intricate architecture of this temple attracts architecture lovers from around the globe. The stone arch w...  more »
  • The shiva temple is an excellent place to visit, pray and enjoy seeing the architecture. It is worth the time one spends here. I will not hesitate to recommend this temple to all 
  • Beautiful temple with Gossamer decorations. Would you like to see the temple, then the shoes off. Especially, because the details are worth it. Different colors have been used, stone in yellow and red. With some sunlight make you nice photos. Is located in a garden with more temples. You can enjoy relaxed on a bench. Accessible free of charge.
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