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Yogini Temple of Hirapur

Yogini Temple is situated 15 km south-east of the town of Hirapur, in the middle of paddy fields. With a diameter of 30 feet and stone walls barely 8 feet high, it is the smallest of the Yogini temples in India. There are sixty-four niches on the inner walls of the temple, with the images of sixty Yoginis still in position. The small central pavilion recently reconstructed has eight niches with four images of Bhairavas. It is believed that the temple was built towards the end of the Bhauma rule, in the 9th century.

The temple has many sculptures on its outer walls. The architecture combines a highly original sculptural tradition with extraordinary craftsmanship.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Cuttack
Location: Hirapur    


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