The temple city of India | Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar is known as the temple city of India as it means god’s world. Bhubaneswar is a well known tourist place as it has many historic temples and conserve the past and look forward to the future. Everything about Bhubaneswar including its culture, its architecture and the vibes are unique and amazing. Also, it has a large variety of delicious food
Previously the city was known as Tribhubaneswar because it is the name of lord Shiva in Sanskrit. Moreover according to two historical scriptures this place was one of the most loved places of lord Shiva. Several temples here were constructed during the 8th and 12th centuries AD. Also at that time the reverence of lord Shiva pronounced the religious scene.
Bhubaneswar is the capital of Orissa and its structure is according to it. From its development to its output the completion took more than thousand years. The city is the convergence of 3 different traditions including Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism where enormous elegant Kalinga temples are showcased. The temples in Bhubaneswar proudly shows the structure of Kalinga because it is the historical capital of Kalinga Empire.
Apart from this Bhubaneswar along with Konark and puri makes Swarna tribhuja aka golden triangle which makes it a beloved spot to visit.
Taking back to the history of India, the city replaced Cuttack as the capital in 1949. Bhubaneshwar has many famous temples and hence is known as The temple city of India.
Following are most famous temples of Lord Shiva which are a must visit:
1) Akhadachandi temple
Akhada Chandi temple was built in the 10th century e and has Kalinga architecture. Akhada Chandi temple shares its boundaries with bindusagar tank and markanda temple. Akhadachandi temple is among the most famous and most visited temples here.
2) Ananta Vasudeva temple
Ananta Vasudeva temple was built in the 13th century and this temple has several murties of lord Krishna, Subhadra and Balrama. Thousands of people worship here throughout the year which makes it the most popular temple to visit in Bhubaneswar
3) Astasambhu temple
Aastha Shambhu temple was built in the 10th century. The name Astasambhu is in the name of lord Shiva where asta is eight and Sambhu is lord Shiva.
4) Bharti Maratha
Bharti Maratha is the temple of Lord Shiva and was constructed in the 11th century. Bharti Maratha is one of the oldest temples and is a hindu monastery. In present, Bharti maratha is used for living Matha and previously it was used as a pilgrimage place to visit.
5) Bhringesvara Temple
Bhringesvara Temple was built in the 8th century worshipping lord Shiva, Later it was reconstructed during Gajapati Rulers. Bhringesvara Temple is located in Dhauli sharing its boundaries with river Daya.
6) Brahmeswara Temple
Brahmeswara Temple was built in the 11th century and has rich architecture. Brahmeswara Temple could be dated precisely via its inscriptions which were engraved on its walls but they are off-track but the data and information is protected which is of 1058.
7) Byomkesvara Temple
Byomkesvara Temple was built in the 11th century and is now one of the most famous holy places in the Temple city of India. The Byomkesvara Temple is situated ahead of Linagaraj Temple. The temple worships Lord Shiva and presently this holy place is 1.50 m down road lane. Byomkesvara Temple was recently reconstructed, previously it was buried.
8) Kusesvara (Kushakeswara) Siva Temple
Kusesvara (Kushakeswara) Siva Temple was constructed in the 15th century and consists of 2 temples Kushesvara and Labesvara which are facing each other in the presence of Ramesvara temple and Satrughnesvara. The Kusesvara (Kushakeswara) Shiva Temple is one of the most famous temples in the temple city of India and known for its purity.
9) Parsurameswar Temple
Parsurameswar Temple was built in 650 and is a conserved example of an ancient Hindu Temple of the 17th and 18th century. Parsurameswar Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city of temples. Parsurameswar Temple has all traits of Odishian grace of the pre-10th century.
10) Rajarani Temple
Rajarani Temple was built in the 11th century and previously it was named as Indreswara. Rajarani Temple is also called “Love temple” as it has modest filthy sculpture of women and couples
11) Rameshwar Deula
Rameshwar Deula was constructed in the 9th century. It is believed that after winning over Ravana, Lord Rama was asked by Sita to worship here. The temple has the finest atmosphere and is one of the most famous temples in the city of temples.