Mukteswara Temple
Mukteswara Temple
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  • williamsamaddar
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India99 contributions
    " wonderful "
    Thousand year old temple with a beautiful torana [gateway] marking the entrace is located close to the Lingaraj temple. The temple stands out as an exemplary work of architecture and is a must visit in Bhubaneshwar. The annual Mukteshwar Dance Festival is held every January in the temple premises.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 23 January 2023
  • Enrique
    Pune, India813 contributions
    Better than the photos
    This exquisite temple is a further evolution of the Odia style. The torana is beautifully proportioned in relation to the vimana and jagamohan behind. From the base carvings to the projecting makara-mukh at the arch there's no getting enough of it. It's temple too is beautiful and compact with well-preserved sculptures. There are other interesting structures inside the complex. Sadly, though a protected ASI monument, important sculptures showing the evolution of the depiction of Ganesh are covered in cloth and thick paint. The complex is in a walled enclosure, but access is free and not restricted. There are no guides available. Visiting as part of a heritage walk group might be better.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Shiva Shinde
    Nagpur District, India10 contributions
    Taste Odisha when visit Odisha
    Mukteshwar temple is a magnificent architecture, and good for sightseeing. It won't take much time to see the temple. You can also know the information of mukteswara at Sun temple of Konark. There is a food court just beside the temple. Where you can taste variety and quality of famous dishes of Odisha. Sweets and snacks all at one place, we all loved the taste of sweets there, you must try local food here.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Voyager_Nineteen71
    Pune, India562 contributions
    Lovely architecture
    This is a beautiful temple built in typical Odia design across a park. It is a very calm place without too many priests and one can spend some time just sitting quietly in the compound of the temple. There is a small rectangular pond besides the temple but am not sure how clean the water is.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
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Voyager_Nineteen71
Pune, India562 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a beautiful temple built in typical Odia design across a park. It is a very calm place without too many priests and one can spend some time just sitting quietly in the compound of the temple. There is a small rectangular pond besides the temple but am not sure how clean the water is.
Written 24 July 2023
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Shiva Shinde
Nagpur District, India10 contributions
May 2023
Mukteshwar temple is a magnificent architecture, and good for sightseeing. It won't take much time to see the temple. You can also know the information of mukteswara at Sun temple of Konark. There is a food court just beside the temple. Where you can taste variety and quality of famous dishes of Odisha. Sweets and snacks all at one place, we all loved the taste of sweets there, you must try local food here.
Written 30 May 2023
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Enrique
Pune, India813 contributions
Feb 2023
This exquisite temple is a further evolution of the Odia style. The torana is beautifully proportioned in relation to the vimana and jagamohan behind. From the base carvings to the projecting makara-mukh at the arch there's no getting enough of it. It's temple too is beautiful and compact with well-preserved sculptures.

There are other interesting structures inside the complex. Sadly, though a protected ASI monument, important sculptures showing the evolution of the depiction of Ganesh are covered in cloth and thick paint.

The complex is in a walled enclosure, but access is free and not restricted. There are no guides available. Visiting as part of a heritage walk group might be better.
Written 8 March 2023
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williamsamaddar
Kolkata (Calcutta), India99 contributions
Jan 2023
Thousand year old temple with a beautiful torana [gateway] marking the entrace is located close to the Lingaraj temple. The temple stands out as an exemplary work of architecture and is a must visit in Bhubaneshwar. The annual Mukteshwar Dance Festival is held every January in the temple premises.
Written 23 January 2023
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NVKOnTheGo
Bengaluru, India102 contributions
Dec 2022
This temple is a short walk across a park. The temple is neat and clean and also no corrupt priests so we can have peaceful prayer time. The arch around the entrance is a beautiful photo point. We also sat by the temple pond for some time soaking in the beauty and the sight of the beautiful fishes.
Written 3 January 2023
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Anwesh
22 contributions
Oct 2022
Must place to visit in Bhubaneswar, one of the old and nice temple located in Bhubaneswar near Ravi talkies and Garage Chhak. Don't miss this place when you are in Bhubaneswar.
Written 3 November 2022
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Rajesh J
Bengaluru, India179 contributions
May 2022
We being hindus should visit these places. We should be proud of our temples and history. It is so beautiful.
Written 31 May 2022
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Amod
Mumbai, India112 contributions
Apr 2022
Mukteswara Temple is a part of the cluster housing 4 Temples starting with Parshurameswara, Suddheswara & Kedareswara. All the 4 Temples are walking distance from each other and a good to visit site.
Written 12 May 2022
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Banshidhar S
Brahmapur, India46 contributions
Mar 2022
Mukteshwara Temple (IAST: Mukteśwara; also spelt Mukteswara) is a 10th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The temple dates back to 950–975 CE[1] and is a monument of importance in the study of the development of Hindu temples in Odisha. The stylistic development the Mukteswara marks the culmination of all earlier developments, and initiates a period of experiment which continues for an entire century, as seen in such temples as the Rajarani Temple and Lingaraj temple, both located in Bhubaneswar.[2] It is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the city.
The Mukteshvara Temple is found to be the earliest work from the Somavamshi period. Most scholars believe the temple is the successor to Parashurameshvara Temple and built earlier to the Brahmeswara Temple (1060 CE). Percy Brown puts the date of construction of the temple to 950 CE. The presence of a torana, which is not part of any other temple in the region, makes this temple unique and some of the representations indicate the builders were starters of a new culture.[4] K.C. Panigrahi places the temple to be built during 966 CE and postulates that the Somavamshi king Yayati I built the temple. He also associates the legend of Kirtivassa to this temple, but the postulation is not accepted as Kirtivasa is associated with Lingaraja, though both were built at the same time for the same deity, Shiva. There is no historic evidence to conclude that Yayati had built the temple.
Written 23 April 2022
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,935 contributions
Nov 2021
This 10th Century temple is belongs to Somavamshi Dynasty and is believed to be sculpted by Yayati. this temple dates back to 950-975 CE. This is one of the one of the prominent tourist attraction of the city and 2nd famous temple of Bhubaneshwar after Lingaraja temple. This temple is famous for its architecture which symbolizes the innovation in Kalinga style of Architecture. The torana or the elaborately decorated arch is the main feature of this temple. it reflects heavy influences from Buddhist architecture.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva literal meaning of Mukteshwar is "Lord of Freedom".

Temple Festivals:
1. Most Happening Festivals of this temple is the Mukteshwar Dance festival where classical Odishi dance is performed accompanied by classical instruments.
2. Another festival celebrated in this temple is the Ashoka car festival marking fertility of women
Written 5 April 2022
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