Friday, December 30, 2016

Mukteswar Temple - Bhubaneswar - Khordha - Odisha

Mukteswar Temple:

Mukteswar Temple is a 10th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

The temple dates back to 950–975 CE and is a monument of importance in the study of the development of Hindu temples in Odisha.

The stylistic development the Mukteswar marks the culmination of all earlier developments, and initiates a period of experiment which continues for an entire century, as seen in such temples as the Rajarani Temple and Lingaraj temple, both located in Bhubaneswar.

It is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the city. The Mukteswar temple of Bhubaneswar is considered a "gem of Odisha architecture" and is accepted as one of the most beautiful temples of India.

Elegantly decorated from top to bottom, it stands within a gracefully laid out compound with an exquisite makara torana in front.

The rekha sikhara and rhythmic in treatment, is unrivaled in beauty. The Jagmohana is a harmonious pidha deula crowned with a kalasa at the top.