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Brahmeswara Temple

Brahmeswara Temple is an 11th century shrine, situated about a kilometer east of the main road, in Bhubaneswar. It stands in a courtyard flanked by four smaller temples.

Built in Orissan style, Brahmeswara Temple is noted for its sculptural art, particularly those graced in deul (tower) and Jagmohana (porch). It enshrines a Shivling, apart from the idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Shiva in fierce form. Tantric-related images can also be seen here.

The exterior walls of the temple are adorned with the figures of several gods and goddesses, carvings of swans and deer and religious scenes. Exquisite of the carvings is Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja, playing a veena above a bull and voluptuous female figures elaborately bedecked with ornaments.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Bhubaneswar


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