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Ramanath Temples

Ramanath Temples, also known as Rameswar, is a group of three Shiva temples situated in Boudh town of Orissa. These magnificent 9th century temples are noted for their quite different architectural plan. Built of red sandstone, the temples are eight-rayed stars and the argha-pattas of the Shivlings are also similar. The decorative motifs and the plastic art of the temples are certainly superior to and older than the Ananta Vasudeva Temple.

Each of the temples stands on a raised platform and each consists of a cell and an attached portico. The temples with its rich texture and curved surfaces are strikingly noteworthy. The minute nook and angularities produce a charming effect of light and shade and give an appearance of greater height from the continued cluster of vertical lines than they really possess.

Today Ramanath Temple is preserved by the Archeological Survey of India.

Nearest railhead is the Rairakhole station (27 km).

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Boudh
Location: Boudh    


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