Architecture of Lingaraj Temple

Among all the temples of Odisha, the Lingaraja temple at Bhubaneswar deserves special mention. It bears architectural splendour and is regarded as one of the best archaeological monument of the east reflecting Kalinga type of architect; with all its perfection. It was constructed between 1025 and 1065 A.D. A gigantic structure of about 180 feet… Continue reading Architecture of Lingaraj Temple

Role of Madhusudan Das in Making Modern Odisha

Author: Dr. Siddhartha Kanungo Madhusudan’s career in Odisha for about fifty years (1880s to 1934) was an example of unparalleled dedication to the making of Modern Odisha. He played a key role in the amalgamation of different Odia speaking tracts lying scattered in neighboring provinces into a great political entity. At the same time he… Continue reading Role of Madhusudan Das in Making Modern Odisha

Architecture of Rajarani Temple

The Rajarani temple (A.D. 1000-1022) in Bhubaneswar is a splendur in Odish-an architecture. Some historians think that its name was Indresvara or Indralingesvara as per the name its builder lndraratha, an illustrious somavamsi ruler. This temple has no presiding deity at present and it is famous as a temple having no deity. The Rajarani temple stands… Continue reading Architecture of Rajarani Temple

Architecture of Vaitala Temple

The Vaitala temple (c. A.D. 775) of Bhubaneswar in a typical temple architecture. It represents the perfact presentation of the Khakhara type of architecture. Although, it represents a ratha type but the finials consists of Amalaka and Ayudha. The plan of the temple is different. It stands on a lower platform. Scroll mouldings are found… Continue reading Architecture of Vaitala Temple

Architecture of Mukteswar Temple

The Muktesvara temple is a unique one in the field of Odishan temple architechure. It was so elegantly disigned that it became one of the most beautiful temples of India. The gate of the temple was well designed and its balance and design give it a grandoise look. The Vimana stands on a raised platform.… Continue reading Architecture of Mukteswar Temple

Architecture of Parsurameswara Temple

The Parsuramesvara temple of Bhubaneswar belongs to the 7th century A.D. Although it is tri-ratha in plan, but the Gandi projects the Pancharatha style The pagas (pilasters) which constitute the special feature of the Odishan temple architecture were not fully developed in this temple. Each of the three pilasters contains a niche. The central pilaster… Continue reading Architecture of Parsurameswara Temple