Bhubaneswar is the capital of odisha & it’s also called the “City of Temples”. Bhubaneswar is a major attraction for tourists. The name bhubaneswar comes from Shiva’s Sanskrit name, Tribhubaneswar , meaning “Lord of Three words”.
Here are the best religion places in Bhubaneswar
- Rajarani Temple
- Lingaraj mandir
- Dhauli Shanti Stupa
- Bramheswara Mandir
The Rajarani Temple was built sometime around the 11th or 12th century. This Temple is locally known as the ‘Love Temple’ because it contains some sensuous carvings of women and couples. it has beautiful gardens which are properly maintained. The outer walls of this temple have a number of erotic sculptures of couples. The architectectural beauty of the temple attract a lot of visitors.
Indian visitors will have to pay Rs 5 for entry, Whereas foreign tourists have to pay Rs 100.
Location: Tankapani Rd, kedar gouri vihar, Rajarani Colony, Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar, odisha 751002
Lingaraj temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. it’s one of the most famous religious temple in bhubaneswar. This temple was built by King Jajti Keshari. It was built by using red stone. The temple has a Shiva Linga , the linga is worshipped as Lord Vishnu as well as Lord Shiva. The Shivalinga of this temple is 8 feet. Only Hindus are allowed to visit Lingaraj temple. it’s one of the largest temple in bhubaneswar.
Location: Lingaraj Nagar, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, odisha 751002.
Dhauli Shanti Stupa
Dhauligiri Shanti stupa is also known as the peace pagda. The word ‘Shanti’ in the name itself suggests peace. It was built by the Japan Buddha sangha and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha sangha in1972. It is situated atop the Dhauli hills and at the foothill the Daya River flows. Dhauligiri lies at a distance of 7 km from Bhubaneswar. The overall structure of the stupa is in the shape of a dome. In Shanti Stupa there are 4 giant statues of Lord Buddha which are located in 4 side of the Stupa. Each sides there are two lions present in front of Lord Buddha statue.
Best time to visit Dhauligiri is from the month of November to February.
Location: Bhubaneswar, odisha,752101.
Brahmeswara Temple have been built in the 9th century A.D. by the rulers of the Somavamsi dynasty. This temple standing at a height of 60 feet the intricate carvings of nature. The temple is classified as a panchatanaya temple where apart from the main shrine, there are four subsidiary shrines in the four corners around the temple. God and goddesses around the temple are capture the attention of any visitor. This temple also a unique place in history because this as the first temple in odisha to use iron beams in its structure.
Location: Near Tankapani Rd, Siba Nagar, Brahmeswarpatna, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002.
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