The City of Temples or ‘Mandira Malini’, Bhubaneswar is home to hundreds of temples. 

Although a majority of them are dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Capital City also houses heritage structures related to Buddhism and Jainism. Each of these structures are characterised by magnificent architectural designs and beautiful sculptures. Apparently, the city derives its names from the Sanskrit name of Lord Shiva, Tribhuvaneswar, and mythological references describe the area as Ekamra Kshetra and Shaiva Pitha. Historians say construction of temples in Bhubaneswar was at its peak between the 7th and 12th Century and almost all the temples can be seen in the Old Town area (Ekamra Kshetra) around the holy Bindusagar Lake. 

Here’s a list of 10 temples/heritage sites you can visit to experience the Kalingan style of temple architecture.

Lingaraj
Temples

Lingaraj

Ananta Basudev
Temples

Ananta Basudev

Rajarani
Temples

Rajarani

Mukteswar
Temples

Mukteswar

Chausathi Yogini
Temples

Chausathi Yogini

Megheswar
Temples

Megheswar

Baitala Deula
Temples

Baitala Deula

Kedar Gauri
Temples

Kedar Gauri

Parasurameswar
Temples

Parasurameswar

Rameswar
Temples

Rameswar

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