Famous Temples in India


Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India



The main deity of this temple is Bhaskareswar, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva is facing in West direction. The linga inside the temple is 9 feet high, 12 feet in circumference which are very unusual measurements for a Shivalinga.

Interesting Facts

  • This temple was built to resemble a Ratha (Chariot) of Lord Jagannath.

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
5 KM 18004194287
Bhubaneswar Railway Station
4 KM 139
Biju Patnaik International Airport
6 KM 06742596322


The temple is facing in West direction and built in Kalingan style of architecture. Bhaskareswar Temple is a double storied temple. The bada that is built in two tiers is a unique feature. It has a Pidha Vimana. The temple is built on a pancharatha (five projecting piers) style and the “Deula” (sanctum sanctorum) follows the “Pidha” (steeped pyramid) pattern locally called as “Pidhadeula” (steeped pyramidal sanctum). Scholars believe that the nine foot tall Shivalingam is actually the remains of an Ashokan pillar. The remnants of the pillars and railings and artefacts found at the site proves the prophecy.

The temple has a very peculiar shape from outside and the main reason of this is to enshrine a rather very high Shivalinga. To achieve this, first a platform of about 11 feet high was erected. The platform is a 48 feet square with doorways on all the four sides providing passage to the base of linga. Above this platform is erected the deul. Its bada is consisted of a low rising pitha, pabhaga, two storey jangha and baranda. Bada is pancha-ratha in plan except at west where it is tri-ratha. Pabhaga is built with five mouldings. Jangha is divided into two equal height storeys separated by a Madhya-bandhana. Baranda on the top consists of five mouldings. Unlike to other contemporary temples, the raha contains two niches instead of a single niche. The upper niches on raha extends till the top of baranda thus we do not see baranda mouldings at raha. The only ornamentation on the walls are the parshvadevatas, Kartikeya, Parvati and Ganesha. The gandi (tower) is built in pidha-style consisting of 9 storeys. The gandi progresses in rather curvilinear manner than the pyramidal style of regular pidha-order. Also on top of the gandi, presence of beki, amalaka, khapuri and kalasa are the components of a Rekha-order rather than that of pidha-order.


Temple was built in 12th century A.D. by Ganga dynasty rulers.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 10:00 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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