|Mukteshwara Temple Tours
Mukteshwara temple often called the 'Gem of Orissa Architecture' is located in the Cathedral city of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar. This 10th century temple of lord Shiva is known for its brilliant work in Kalingan style architecture with a combination of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain features. Destination India Tourism offers to take you to this ancient temple with its online tour booking of Mukteshwara temples in Orissa, India.
Mukteshwara temple is also important because it was built during the transition phase of early and late school of Kalingan architecture. It is an innovative architecture of the time as the builder has successfully and brilliantly incorporated the elements of the old and new designs in it. This 35 feet high structure is also described as a harbinger of new culture. It has a stunning gateway and the arched gateway or 'torana' is beautifully decorated with sculptures, female figurines, monkeys, peacocks etc.
Several small shrines can be located in the compound with a lingam inside. There is a sacred tank on the eastern side of the temple compound and a well on the southwestern corner, which is believed to cure fertility problems. Figures of ascetics in meditative pose are also carved on the temple wall.
Mukteshwara Temples also finds place in the tales of Panchtantra.
When to visit Mukteshwara Temple:
Best time to visit is from October to April
How to reach:
Biju Patnaik airport in Bhubaneshwar is the only civil airport in Orissa.
It is well connected with the rail network and Bhubaneshwar is a major railhead.
It is well connected with the road network.
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