Rajarani Temple
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman3,232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Entrance fees 20 INR
Beautiful architecture of temple built in 11th century...
The place have a beautiful garden as well
Good place to take pictures..
Written 20 March 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
This 12th century Hindu temple is dedicated to Shiva, the destroyer of the Hindu trinity. Having seen many temples of Kalinga Architecture, the temple looks like an early proto-Kalinga style. The building is less grand. It preserves the tower and hall of KalingaArchitecture, but without the Khakhara Deula foresection.

A set of steps lead up to the entrance with a projecting porch flanked by round thick columns decorated with entwined Nagas sheltering a feminine figure in the fashion of Mucalinda sheltering the Buddha. Several other notable sculptures of lion-like figures in repose adorn the roof. What’s even more interesting is the number of sculptures of Hindu deities not specifically of Shiva, including Varuna and Ganesh iconography.

There is an entrance fee to visit and foreigners have to pay 10x more than the locals. The temple is beautiful, but not not worth the entrance fee to see just one temple.
Written 29 February 2024
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skdel2016
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India281 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Family
Popularly known as Prem-Mandir ( Love Temple) , a master piece of rich architecture and history believed to be completed in 11th century at bhubaneswar is one of the places where you can spend some time to relax. No worship there due to destroyed/ breakage of statues.
Written 16 December 2023
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Enrique
Pune, India779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
11th century Somavamsi temple shows further evolution of Odisha temple architecture with clustered miniature shikaras on the rekha deula and pyramidal jagmohan in front. Carvings on jagmohan entrance are lifelike nagas. Lintel has a depiction of the navagrahas. Inside its quite plain. Sculpture on the outside is evolving to the quality achieved at Konark.

Set in a large, landscaped garden and protected by an armed guard at the entrance.
Written 8 March 2023
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NVKOnTheGo
Bengaluru, India102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Rajarani temple is located inside a park. The Park is well maintained but the insides of the temple are not. We could hear bats on a window inside the temple. The ticket counter takes only cards and each transaction takes a lot of time. Hence better to purchase an entrance ticket from the ASI website whose QR scanner is available outside the ticket counter. Wish the insides of the temple were maintained better. It is still a very nice place and would recommend a visit to see the architecture up close.
Written 3 January 2023
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Arman Adhirangga
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
it's a quick drop, only one temple there, but it sums up style of orissi temple, especially if you can't enter the Jagannath Temple.
Written 17 November 2022
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LokeshV
Adilabad, India15 contributions
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Oct 2022 • Family
It is so beautiful and elegant.it is under maintenance of ASI.They are maintaining it so well especially the landscape.The entry fee is nominal and one must visit this in Bhubaneshwar after Lingaraja Temple.The Architecture is so beautiful.it is the temple with out any God.The name Rajarani is originated from the stone rajarania with which this beautiful monument was constructed
Written 11 October 2022
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Yogesh Agarwaal
Bengaluru, India413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Located almost 2 kms from Lingaraj temple..there is no God Idol inside the monument
It is locally known as a "love temple".
Written 10 September 2022
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India2,132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This temple is situated inside well maintained garden at a short distance from the enter of old Bhubaneshwar. It is also called as love temple because it contains beautiful curving's of women and couples.
This temple was built during the Somavamshi rule in the 11th Century AD. This temple is constructed in Kalinga architectural style. This temple was constructed using a reddish gold kind of sandstone, which is known as Rajarania as per localities and hence this temple is named as Rajarani temple.

Uniqueness of this temple:
1. A Naga and Nagini are present at the entrance of the temple, which are nicely made and is one of the special attraction of this temple.
2. The Rajarani music festival is an annual celebration that takes place 3days at the temple every year from 18th to 20th January. This festival was started in the year 2003 and is being organized by the department of tourism of Odisha Government
3. There is no deity inside this temple. temple was earlier known as Indreswara temple and it is believed that it was dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that this temple for some reasons couldn't completed.
4. The Rajarani temple has ashtadikhpalakas in all eight direction who are Guardians to this temple. They are standing in a clockwise direction from the passage encompassing the yard to end back at torana. The eight gate keepers are Indra, Agni, Yama, Nirriti, Varuna, Vayu, Kubera and Ishana.
5. This temple is managed by the Archeological Survey of India by collecting entry feet tickets to maintain such a huge temple and huge Garden. This is the only temple in Bhubaneswar for which an entrance fee is charged.

Temple Visiting timings:
Morning 08:00 to Evening 05:00

Entry Fee:
25 INR for Indian adults and 300 INR for Foreign tourists
Written 13 June 2022
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Rajesh J
Bengaluru, India174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Of course no pooja there but it is a piece of art. How beautiful places are every where is Bhubneshwar.
Written 31 May 2022
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