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Kalarahanga, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India



The main deity of this temple is Jaleswar Mahadev, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The presiding deity is a Sivalingam within a circular yonipitha inside the sanctum, which is 1.15 meters below the Chandrasila.

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
Patia Bus Stand
3 KM 06742360916
Bhubaneswar Junction
5 KM 139
Biju Patnaik International Airport
15 KM 06742596322


The temple was built in Kalingan style of architecture. The sanctum measures 2 square meters. It has a Vimana, an Antarala, a Jagamohana and a Nata-Mandira. The head of the temple is 2.30 meters tall. Above the Antarala is a Sukanasa designed which is flanked by two miniature Rekha Deuls. Above it, there is a Chaitya motif which is flanked by two conches and surmounted by a Gajakranta. Above Gajakranta is an image of flying Lord Hanumana who is carrying a hillock in his right hand. The Raha niches have idols of Lord Ganesha in the South, Kartikeya in the East and Mahisasura-Mardini in the North. A massive compound wall surrounds the temple in all the directions. A Jalesvara pond is located in the east, paddy fields are seen in the north and south beyond this compound wall. It is believed that originally the temple was enclosed by water in all the four directions which are also confirmed by the local legend.

The curved gandi of the amazing vimana measuring 6.50 meters in elevation is categorized by a middle raha and a combination of kanika pagas and anuratha on either sides of raha. On the other hand, mastaka measuring 4.00 meters has a customary beki, khapuri, amlaka, and kalasa. However, gandi is devoid of a decoration. The bottom is ornamented with a sequence of small rekha deuls in the form of angasikharas on pagas positioned in sliding order from kanika paga to the raha as observed in Subarnesvara. It must be noted that gandi also does not have decoration. Jagamohana of the structure actually looks to be a recent construction like Parsuramesvara as the last and first grahas are hidden by the rear wall of jagamohana. On a particular height, jagamohana is a marvelous pidha deul integrating normal bada, mastaka and gandi measuring 7.40 meters from kalasa to khura.

Religious Significance

According to the local hearsay, the temple was established by a Keshari ruler named Padma Keshar. According to the prevalent legend, the king of Chudangagada was an ardent devotee of Lord Lingaraja. Hence, he would visit Lord Lingaraja every day. Since it was very difficult to commute during the monsoon season, Lord Lingraja appeared in his dream and asked him to construct a temple in the center of the adjacent lotus pond. The King followed Lord’s instructions and built the present temple, which stands on the western embankment of the Jalesvara pond. To perform the daily rituals and other religious ceremonies of the temple, the king gave land to the Brahmins of Rahanga Sasan. Hence, the place is also known as Kalarahanga.


The temple was built in 7th century A.D. by Padma Keshar.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 04:30 AM - 08:00 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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