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Temple Tours of Odisha
Jagannath Temple: The Seat of Lord Jagannath, God of the Universe, is a splendour to behold. This 12th century monument in Puri is a stuctural beauty with its rich and glorious temple architecture. Within its precincts is the Anand Bazar (The Market of Bliss), the biggest food market in the world where around 400 Supakars (cooks) work 24 hours to cook in age old traditional method to feed thousands of devotees.
Lingaraj Temple: The Jewel in the Crown of Bhubaneswar-the City of Thousand Temples, the capital of Orissa. This 11th century monument dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the tallest and biggest temple in Orissa. Near by the temple, there is an ancient pond, called Bindu Sagar (Sea of Drops) where it is believed that drops of water from every sacred place on earth had been poured into.
Rajarani Temple: Constructed in the 11th century, it is set in picturesque surroundings in Bhubaneswar, and is noted for its intricate carvings of floral, animal and human figures. It has an unusual tower and more interestingly, this temple has no residing deity.
Bimaleswar Temple, Huma The Pisa of India. This huge temple of Lord Shiva is a wonder structurally. It leans towards one side, still stands to withstand time. It is situated in a village ‘Huma’ in western part of Orissa. The river Mahanadi flows by this temple, adding to its beauty.
Konark Sun Temple: This crowning piece of orissan architecture, built in 13th century is a poetry in stone. It is designed as a celestial chariot of the Sun god, complete with twelve wheels and seven horses. It is a world heritage site declared by the UNESCO. Though the main sanctum is in the ruins, the Dance Hall and the Audience Hall still evokes wonder by its massive presence and marvellous carvings.