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Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar

Rajarani Temple Overview

Located in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state Odisha, Rajarani Temple is a hindu temple. The structure was built in 11th-century. It is popular among locals as the “Love Temple” as it has erotic carvings of women and couples. However, the original name of the temple is believed to be Indreshwara. It is believed the temple was constructed between 11th and 12th centuries.

The temple is constructed according to the pnahcratha style. It has two structures created on a raised platform. The central shrine is named vimana (sanctum) that has a bada (the curvilinear spire) raising upto height of 18 m (59 ft). In addition, the second structure is a viewing hall with a pyramidal roof named jagamohana. The temple was christened as the Rajarani Temple because it is constructed with turbid yellow and dull red sandstone locally known as “Rajarani”.

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