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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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Accommodating large numbers of pilgrims year-round, Bhubaneswar offers a variety of options for overnight stays. A wide array of hotels grouped between Nanpath Road and CTC Road and northwest to Nandan Kanan Road give a range choice for everyone’s budget. Luxurious four-star hotels are located away from the city’s bustle and have beach view. With many universities in town, Bhubaneswar offers a wide range of low-budget accommodations. Inexpensive government- or state tourism-run hotels and hostels, guest houses and youth hostels are scattered around town.
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  • The aura of the temple is amazing, one can spend hours there Its a Shiv temple very old, Very well maintained.  more »
  • This is a Shiva Temple located in the center of Bhubaneswar city. People throng to this temple not only to worship Lord Shiva but watch it's great architecture. The temple was built in 10th Century an...  more »
  • Map is wrong. I had reported this earlier also but it has not been corrected. This temple is within the city only and not about 25 km as reported.  more »
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  • A very fine architecture of kalinga surrounded by green grass lands. Nice place to sit and have cool breeze in red evening time.
  • Beautiful Odishan architecture. Surrounded by garden. Peaceful place.
  • Must visit in BBSR , there are numerous smaller temples older than Mukteswar temple on kedar gouri lane en route lingaraj temple
  • 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.
  • Nice Place. No crowd in morning. It is part of world heritage and maintain by ASI.