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Daksesvara Temple

Daksesvara Temple is a 13th-century shrine situated at Daksesvara in Ganjam District of Orissa. It belongs to the Ganga Period and the temple is dedicated to the Daksha Prajapati - the father of Parvati.

The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. The temple also enshrines an idol of Agni and Nandi (sits facing the ancient Daksesvara linga). The floral works and carvings of the temple are noted for its intricate workmanship.

Enclosed by low walls facing on east-west axial alignments, the temple also houses Natamandira and Bhogamandapa. It is built on a high platform whereas the Deula and Jagamohana rise directly from the ground. A shrine dedicated to Buddha (faces north) and Mahavira (faces east) are also enshrined in the temple. Just outside the temple, the auspicious sign of two ravens riding the Nandi is noteworthy. Pidha temple and a stepped well to the south is an added attraction.

Updated on 13th June, 2014
District: Ganjam


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