Famous Temples in India


Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India



The main deity of this temple is Bharati Matha, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - April to June (45°C during day and 35°C during night)Average - May (35°C during the day and 25°C during night)Lowest - December to February (26°C during day and 21°C during night)Monsoon season - August to October

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Bhubaneswar DTS Bus Stand
4.4 KM 18004194287
Bhubaneswar Railway Station
4 KM 139
Biju Patnaik International Airport
2.5 KM 06742596322


The temple is facing in West direction and built in Kalinga style architecture. Masonry technique was used to build the temple. The Matha is square on a plan measuring 26.00 m2. The Matha stands on a high platform measuring 1.50 metres and it has seven mouldings. On elevation, the Matha is a three storied building measuring 11.50 metres in height. With a central courtyard, there are three living rooms in each side of the Matha. Each room measures 6.15 metres in length x 3.45 metres in width. The Matha is enclosed by a massive compound wall that measures 53.60 square metres with a height of 2.52 metres.

Doorjamb - The doorjamb of the Matha measures 1.70 metres in height x 0.84 metres in width, with a thickness of 0.35 metres. This temple is made up of coarse grey sandstone and the construction technique is masonry type. 

Preservation - Showing signs of deterioration because of the growth of wild vegetation and the collapse of wall and superstructure in the east and north. There is damage all over the walls due to the growth of vegetation. The Matha is in a dilapidated condition. The rooms in the western wing have already collapsed and only the outer wall exists. The southern wing, which is now used, is also in a dilapidated condition and first floors have collapsed. Rain water is seeping inside the rooms through the cracks in the roof creating danger to the structure. It was repaired by the Matha Mahanta recently during Durgapuja but only a little work has been done. The building needs total restoration and conservation in view of its archaic architecture. 

Burial temples - Pipal trees and Asoka trees are found on the outer wall of the Matha on the northern and southern sides. In the southern side of the entrance there is a cluster of nine small temples and a few detached sculptures and temple fragments kept within a small compound, behind the Matha shrine of Talesvara Siva temple. These nine temples of Pidha order enshrine the Siva lingam in the sanctum. According to the Matha legend these temples are dedicated to the previous Matha Mahantas in recognition of their contribution and religious merits. These shrines have been erected upon the burial of the deceased Mahantas, which was an interesting and important Matha tradition in the past. These shrines have been named as burial temples to distinguish them from the other temples.

Religious Significance

The Matha Mahantas, who lived their lives for the development of Hindu religion, lived around this time and these people were respected as Gods by the general public. These Mahantas had the divine power of knowing when and where they would die. As their end comes near, they appoint a successor to take forward their legacy. On fulfilling their commitments, they go on a deep meditation at a particular place and eventually their souls depart from this material world. The public then buried them in the same place and within 15 days, construct a small Shiva temple with a Yoni Pitha around it. This is how the Bharathi matha burial temples came into existence. 9 Small temples were constructed on that site.


Temple was built in 11th century A.D.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:30 AM - 12:30 PM 04:30 PM - 09:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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