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Chitrakarini Temple

Chitrakarini Temple is a highly revered shrine, situated in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. It is a Panchayatana type (five-shrined) shrine with four subsidiary shrines at the corners and the whole group is surrounded by a compound-wall. The presiding deity here is Goddess Chamunda Devi.

The Pithas are arranged in two tiers. There are two friezes on the lintels of the non-functional barrier windows of the 'Jagamohana'. The frieze on the south side depicts the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, while that on the north shows Lord Krishna playing on his flute among his followers and the cattle listening his play.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Khordha
Location: Bhubaneswar    


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