Monday, August 26, 2019

Asta Sambhu Temples - Kualo - Dhenkanaal - Odisha - India - Shiva Temples - 10th Century

Asta Sambhu Temples: 

Astasambhu Shiva Temples is a collection of eight (8) Shiva temple dated back to 10th Century. 

It is situated 72 km from Dhenkanal, 45 km from Angul and 25 km from Talcher town, 

Kualo is famous for housing a plethora of temples dedicated to Lord Kanakeswar, Baidyanath, Paschimeswar, Balunkeswar and Kapileswar. 

In its ruined form, the temple of Kanakeswar is about 24 meters high and preserves some of the earliest specimens of sculptures representing ancient temple building activities in Odisha. 

Dhenkanal attracts visitors due to natural beauty and temple around it. Some of us do not know much about this famous Astasambhu Temple. 

As per history Kualo was the capital of old Karamula. These eight Shiva lingams are known as - Kanakeswar, Swapneswar, Aisneswar, Kapileswar, Baidyanatheswar, Baneswar and Lokanatheswar.