Visit the Temple Town of India, Bhubaneswar, and Marvel at the Sights That Stand In Front Of You
Tagged as the ‘Temple town of India’ Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha has many significant temples that date back from 8th – 10th centuries. Some temples were built under the influence of the Chedi Kingdom from the times of Mahabharata while the others were the contributions by the Mauryan Kingdom and Kalinga Dynasty. The unique designs, impressive architecture, the intricate detailing, everything about the temples in Bhubaneswar is a sight to behold. So if you ever get a chance to visit India and explore this part of the country then do not delay in booking your flight tickets to Bhubaneswar because exploring the temples in Bhubaneswar can be your next unforgettable moment. Listed below are some of the best temples in Bhubaneswar that must be paid a visit at least once in your lifetime to admire the architectural styles of these temples.
This ancient shrine in Bhubaneswar is the largest one of its kind in the city and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lingaraj means the ruler of the Shiva-Linga, which is Lord Shiva. It was built in the 7thCentury by King Jajati Keshari. This temple holds some of the most beautifully carved vaults made out of stone that cover the main sanctum of the Lingaraj Temple. There is a massive Shivalinga present inside this temple that stands 8 inches high and 8 feet in diameter. There is even a small temple for Goddess Bhagvati who is known to be an incarnation of Parvati. The blind faith that is followed here till date is that you cannot enter the temple premises if you are not a Hindu. It is strictly restricted. However, recent years have been a little better and so people are allowed to wander in the surroundings but are not allowed to enter the main temple premises.
The ‘International Society for Krishna Consciousness’, shortly called as ISKCON came here in the year 1991 and built an ISKCON temple which not only worships Lord Krishna but also idolizes Lord Jagannath. There are frequent preaching and prayers held here. The entire place is built with white marbles and you can find innumerable rose plants that make this temple look very much alluring.
You can find the typical Oriyan style of architecture in this temple in Bhubaneswar. Parasurameswara Temple in Bhubaneswar was built in 650 A.D. and the best part of this place is the North-West corner of this place that has a thousand Lingas. Apart from that this temple also has some of the most delicately carved sculptures of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, and Goddess Parvati. All of this portrays the beautiful architectural history of various eras when Bhubaneswar was ruled by various empires.
ANANTHA VASUDEVA TEMPLE
This temple in Bhubaneswar was built in the 13th century. It was built upon the orders of the Queen of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. Queen Chandrika wanted this Vaishnavite temple to be built and now we see this as the second most popular temple in Bhubaneswar. This religious shrine worships Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Goddess Subhadra. The outer walls of the temple have the images of Varaha the incarnation of Vishnu in the form of a boar. Bindu Sagar Lake is located right beside this temple. That makes this place even more beautiful and peaceful to be. The best part about this temple in Bhubaneswar is that the temple has the complete statues of the trio of the Gods which are not half-left like the original idols present inside the temple in Puri. So visit this place and get to know more about the historical significance of this place.
Temples in India are not just a part of religious symbolization. They are the strong representations of Indian culture, heritage, and history. The temples in India are a way to implement some discipline and teach a way of life to all the people. Coming here can soothe your inner self and you can go back feeling completely holy and fresh. So if you are ready to take this tour, contact Indian Eagle for the best possible flight fares and get your tickets booked experience one of the best trips of your life. Bon Voyage!