Thursday, October 24, 2013

Loknath Temple, Puri

Loknath Temple at Puri is on the western side of Jaganath Temple and just 1 km separating them. We visited this temple in the evening on our way back from Chilka lake to Puri. It is built between 10th and 11th century A.D. It is simple and does not have any sculptural work on it.



The sanctum is underneath the earth and it can be reached by climbing down the steps. Here Shiva lingam is immersed under stream of flowing water. As per the belief Shiva Lingam here is installed by Lord Ram. 



Just outside the temple is a big water pond used by the temple.

35 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Nice post.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photo of the temple.
Greetings, RW & SK

Team G Square said...

Lovely temple and water pond.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Yes, it doesn't have sculptural work. But decorated with colors...nice

Reader Wil said...

You are a good photographer, showing us the most beautiful parts of your country. This way we get acqainted with countries we cannot visit ourselves.
Wil, ABCW Team

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely pics.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Sheet of water is always beautiful..

Lowell said...

I find it interesting that at all these temples there are many visitors...is there a religious obligation to spend time in a temple?

ladyfi said...

Looks so lovely!

Sylvia K said...

Great captures, Rajesh, as always and always an interest post! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

Steffi said...

Superb photos for SWF,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend!

forgetmenot said...

I love your header with all the different photos of India--you live in an amazing country. Mickie :)

HansHB said...

Great photos, Nice for SWF!

Karen said...

Simplicity is beauty.

Photo Cache said...

has anyone conducted a survey on the number of temples in india today? amazing you can never finsih visiting all the temples in one year.

Ercotravels said...

Beautiful temple and water pond!!

Leovi said...

Some nice pictures! Excellent!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots.

Heather said...

There's something to be said for simplicity in design. Love that it is underground, and under flowing water. Thanks for sharing!

genie said...

Sometimes less can be more. It is beautiful in its own simple way.

'Tsuki said...

I just love coming on your blog to dicover a new location with great reflections... Thanks !

Fun60 said...

Yet another wonderful temple.

George said...

This is a very different -- but beautiful -- temple.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

that is a really big pond :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the tiered roof style and colouring in the first photo. Delightful photos.

sceneoftranquility said...

Interesting temple.

Panchali said...

Very nice shot, and the pond looks so serene.I haven't heard about this temple...must plan a trip to this place.
Thanks for sharing, Rajesh.

Jim said...

Fantastic

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice one!

edenhills said...

Lovely captures.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A simple temple splashed with red suits me just fine!

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Datta Ghosh said...

Never knew of this, will visit for sure

Arti said...

A peaceful place I never knew, nice captures.

Yogi Saraswat said...

recall my memory of Laxman temple at Hemkund sahib in uttrakhand . pond makes a good view near temple

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

What a beautiful temple and a clear lovely pond! :)