Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rameshwar Temple, Bhubaneswar

During our trip to Orissa we visited Rameshwar Temple at Bhubaneswar,  an ancient temple just 2 kms away from the Lingaraj Temple. Other name of the temple is Mausi-maa Temple.



Lord Shiva is the deity of this temple. The temple is built using sandstone on a platform. Architecture of the temple follows Kalingan style and built in the early 12th century A.D. 



The temple is decorated with beautiful architectural motifs. There are beautiful sculptures on the external walls of the temple like Gajanan, Bhairava on window like structure.


This is the last temple we visited here on the day as it was cloudy and rainy in the evening.

35 comments:

Genie Robinson said...

I am awed with all the sculpted stonework on this temple. Am wondering what the significance of the red on the first temple decoration. The two are so different Very interesting. genie

Our photos said...

Beautiful temple photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post with beautiful images.

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/09/masinagudi-amidst-wilderness.html

Kalpana Solsi said...

The carving on the temple's gopuram is so intricate. divine.

Daniela Augustka Blah said...

Beautiful images. Greetings from Bratislava - http://nakrasnommodromdunaji.wordpress.com/

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely post and great pics of the majestic & towering Vimana. The sculptures are exquisite.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely pictures...

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Like the pictures

Sylvia K said...

An awesome temple, Rajesh, and great captures for the day!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos and interesting post as always,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I can see that the sky was gray, but the temple and statues show up beautifully.....as always, thinking about the dates when it was built boggles my mind!

Photo Cache said...

the temple is beautiful as usual. did i ask before how many temples have you visited throughout india?

Carver said...

I always love seeing the beautiful temples you photograph.

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous temple!

Carletta said...

Another beautiful temple Rajesh!

Anunoy Samanta said...

Nice captures Rajesh!
Good to know that photography is allowed inside this temple unlike Lingaraj temple :)

Team G Square said...

Nice temple ...........

DeniseinVA said...

Magnificent!

acreativeharbor.com said...

More great photos of your beautiful temples of India ~ exquisite ~ carol ^_^

Thanks for coming by ~ namaste

sceneoftranquility said...

Delicate design.

Jeevan said...

Great capture on the temple tower! Amazing detail... in a way it looks like a work on wood.

Pat Tillett said...

What an amazing structure! Your photos of it are also great!

Al said...

That's an imposing temple, yet so delicately carved.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful temple and photos. Have a happy weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Another beautiful temple, thank you for sharing!

Jeannie Marie said...

I am so thankful for all your amazing images of India. I love to study them for there is always so much to see.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Awesome temple shots and such detailed and intricate artwork.

Annemor said...

Late answer. I apologize.
Like the Ganesh :)
have a nice day.
Mormor

Asha Ram said...

Beautiful!

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful :) Loved photo of Lord Ganesha :)

Mahesh Divya said...

Yesterday I was in Bhubneshwar for my official work , have been to Lingraj temple & passed through Mausi-maa Temple

Great to see ur post on it !

Yogi Saraswat said...



Lovely post and great pics of the majestic & towering Vimana. The sculptures are exquisite.Really Nice work

Kokila Gupta said...

Beautiful, beautiful sculpture of the temple and you took a breathtaking shot in the first pic. Great!

Kiran Acharya said...

Grand sculptures... amazing shots.

Priyashi said...

Beautiful sculptures and great Pictures...