Mukteswara Temple

Mukteswara Temple, Bhubaneswar

Mukteswara Temple
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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, India44 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, India1,705 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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Priyanka S
Bengaluru, India212 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Lovely ancient temple with a scenic view. We went in the evening to beat the heat, lighting should be improved within the temple and garden area.
Written 12 March 2022
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Sujatha M
Bengaluru, India79 contributions
Dec 2021
Beautiful temple, in a peaceful setting. We went on a Sunday morning and was a blissful experience. The architecture and the sprawling complex is quite stunning. Good photo-ops if not very crowded. The only reason for my 4 rating (instead of 5) - there were many couples who were doing photo shoots, and the professional photographers were constantly asking people to move away so that they can take good photos. I had to give it back to one saying that it was a public place and they have to wait patiently and not shoo away people or pick a less busier time for their private shoot. I feel there should be some restrictions around this to make the visit more pleasant for tourists and devotees.
Written 15 January 2022
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Ranga C
38 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Nice place. No restrictions and nothing required like aadhar card and vaccination certificate required. Very nearby to airport
Written 1 January 2022
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esangeeta
New Delhi, India16 contributions
Nov 2021
Very beautiful temples but we were a bit lost as no one o explain. There should be guides to explain this and other temples
Written 3 December 2021
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love_2travel
New Delhi, India9 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
I visited temple on February. It is calm and beautiful temple. Mukteswara temple is unique and must visit.
Written 7 March 2021
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robinsongreat007
Bharuch, India1,028 contributions
Oct 2019
Mukteswara Temple is nice temple and peace full area.
Surrounds religious and spiritual atmosphere.
Nice Design of temple.
Written 29 June 2020
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Debashis T
Dehradun, India1,578 contributions
Dec 2019
The arch in Mukteswar Temple is next to the symbol of Odisha.So no doubt if not for the temple, but you shouldnot miss the arch. Lord Shiva is worshipped here. No entry fee but good for photography. There is a pond behind the temple where a good number of fishes are there. Feed them and they will come to the shore. Indeed a nice place.
Written 4 June 2020
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