A land of great cultural heritage, Orissa is home to numerous monuments of historical importance. With history of the state stretching back to more than 2 thousand years, Orissa is dotted with ancient monuments ranging from the ruins of Sisupalgarh to the magnificent Lingaraj and Jagannath temples. The exquisitely carved Konark Sun temple and the Mukteswar temple showcase the great skills of the sculptors and architects of the yore.
Lingaraj temple is one of the most popular temples of Orissa. The
temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as 'Lingaraj'.
It is adorned with beautiful sculptures, which have been carved on the
Mukteshwar temple, one of the most prominent temples of Bhubaneswar,
has been constructed in the style that is quite similar to the one used
in the Kalinga School of Temple Architecture. More
Rajarani temple is one of the most renowned temples in Bhubaneswar, the
capital city of Orissa. It is made from the wonderful red and gold
sandstone, which is locally known as Rajarani and this is what gives the
temple its name of 'Raja Rani'. More
Jagannath Temple is one of the most renowned as well as the biggest
temples of Orissa. Established in the 12th century, the temple is
dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), Lord of the Universe. More
Located towards the southwest of Sun Temple, is the Ramachandi temple.
It has been named after Goddess Ramachandi. However, there is lot of
confusion over the presiding deity of the temple. More
Konark Sun Temple
Sun temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Konark.
The credit for constructing this 13th century old shrine, dedicated to
Sun God, goes to Raja Narsimhadeva of the Ganga dynasty. More