| Lingaraj Temple |
The 11th century Lingaraja Temple represents the traditional Orissan type of temple in its full maturity. The 147 ft high temple dominated the city landscape.The temple was constructed by Yayati Kesari in the 7th century. The temple was completed by his grandson in 11th century. By the time, the Lingaraja temple was built, the Jagannath cult had become widespread and it got visible in the temple as the presiding deity, here, is the Svayambhu Linga - half Shiva, half Vishnu. There are 150 shrines in the compound.
| Rajarani Temple |
The 11th century Raja Rani temple is an architectural delight.Raja Rani is a love temple, covered with demurely erotic carvings of women and couples. Set in picturesque surroundings, the temple is famous for its sculptural embellishments as well as for its unusual design of tower and the absence of a deity. The temple is surrounded by well maintained gardens.
| Ananta Vasudeva Temple |
This is one of the few Vaishnavite temples in Bhubaneswar. It dates back to the 13th century and it enshrines images of Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra. It is located on the eastern bank of the Bindu Sarovar Lake. This dates back to the period of Chandrika, the daughter of Anangabhima III, during the reign of the king Bhanudeva. It is located in a walled compound along with numnerous structures. Balarama stands under a seven hooded serpent, while Krishna holds a mace and a conch.
| Mukteswara Temple |
The 10th century Mukteswara temple with its famous stone arch at the entrance, is regarded a gem of Orissan architecture on account of its exquisite wall carvings and lavish sculptures. These adornment include celestial beings, armed processions, and amorous figures.The front of temple features a beautiful arched epistyle clearly showing a Buddhist influence. Tales from the Panchatantra, written by the Orissan Pandit, Vishnu Sharma, occupy pride of place here.This temple dates back to the 10th century.
| Parasurameswar Temple |
Parasurameswar temple is one of the oldest Siva temples (late 7th century) in the State. It is made on the Kalinga School of temple architecture. It was built in 650 AD. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. But the images of Vishnu, Yama, Surya and Mother Goddess are also found here. The temple is exquisitely carved. The friezes of the temple depict the intricate carvings of elephant and horse processions, human figure, floral motifs and the bust of Shiva. The Shahastra lingam or the 1000 small lingams joined together at the corner of the courtyard can be seen.
| Yogini Temple |
On the outskirts of Bhubaneswar is Hirapur village with its Hypatheral temple of sixty-four Yoginis.One among them the two such distinguished temples in Orissa and four such in India,it has beautiful Yogini images -a great study for the connoisseurs of art & architecture.The second one is located at Ranipur-Jharial with a plethora of others temple.
| Kedareswar Temple |
This is the main shrine of the Kedar-Gouri Complex, which can be approached on the east from the Lewis Road or on the West from the Haramandir Chhak. The architectural features as well, the sculptural style noticed on the sculptures of this temple would place it during the Somavamsi rule in Orissa datable to the 11th century AD. This temple is " Pancharatha" in design and contains a Rekha Deula and a "Pidha Jagamohana". The temple faces south and the height of the sanctum would be about 13.7 meters.
| Iskcon Temple |
Among the contemporary temples the Sri Ram Temple at Janpath, Kharvel Nagar and Sri Krishna Balaram Temple promoted by International Society for Krishna Consciousness on N.H-5, Nayapalli are the exhibitions of the same ancient spirit in a modern form. The Krishna Balaram temple is beautifully designed and painted in sober colours with all in-built facilities available for devotees.
Overview : Bhubaneswar
Heritage : Udaigiri and Khandgiri Dhauligiri
Nandankanan : About Nandankanan Location, Major Wildlife Attractions, Attractions in the Park, Visit
Park and Museum : State Museum Cactus Garden
Places Close By : Konark Puri, Cuttack, Pipli