Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mahavinayak Temple, Chandikhole

Chandikhole is located in densely wooded hills towards North of Cuttack. Here Mahavinayak Temple is one of the oldest Ganesha temples in Orissa. 



The temple painted in red, yellow and florescent green has beautifully carved external walls. 
The importance of this pilgrimage center is that the Pancha Devata 'Shiva', 'Vishnu', 'Durga', 'Sun' and 'Vinayaka' are worshiped as a single deity in a single sanctum sanctum. 



There are lot of monkeys one can see in the premises of this temple.



How to Reach: Chandikole is 40 kms from Cuttack on  NH-5. From Chandikhole one needs to take a left turn on the Sukinda-Paradip Expressway. Hardly 10 minutes drive will take you to this temple.

29 comments:

Al said...

This one's so colorful, I love it. Nice shots!

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful post and photos.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Beautiful Pictures

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about this colourful temple.

ladyfi said...

Love the colours!

Carver said...

Very beautiful and colorful temple.

HansHB said...

Beautiful Tempel, great colors!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, colorful temple, Rajesh! Wonderful captures as always!! Have a great weekend!!

Light and Voices said...

I love the color. I love that it is a temple. I am in awe!
JM Illinois

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome colors and great shots ~ thanks, ^_^

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Photo Cache said...

idk if cute is appropriate to describe this temple, but i think it's really cute.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful!

Sudhir R said...

Its beautiful Rajesh, I wonder what made them paint though.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Nice bright colorful snaps..!

Leovi said...

Thank you very much, I remain enchanted by the beauty of the colors of this magnificent temple!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Brilliant colors! Thanks for these enchanting glimpses of India!

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K V V S MURTHY said...

Orissa has it's own style..!lovely picture!

Laura said...

I love the bright colors!

George said...

This is a very colorful -- and beautiful -- temple. I like the colors.

Birgitta said...

Wonderful post and photos!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Beautiful

bettyl-NZ said...

You sure can't miss those colors! How gorgeous.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! what colors!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh those colors are enchanting ... magical. I love this.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

A beautiful colourful temple.

Huldra said...

Wow.. What a stunning, vibrant building :)

Mahesh Divya said...

colourful temple :-)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Wonderful post and photos

Amul Sharma said...

wow......very nice pictures....colourful and beautiful....
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