Mukteshwar temple in Bhubaneswar is an architectural marvel and considered a gem of Odisha. There are numerous temples in this city and many of them were built hundreds if not thousands of years ago. The Mukteshwar temple was built in the 10th century CE by King Yayati I of the Somvanshi Dynasty. There are several smaller shrines in the complex where Shivalings have been enshrined.
The notable feature of this temple is the entrance arch (Torana) which is carved with exquisite designs and figures. All the walls, pillars, and windows of this temple are carved with scenes depicting the Panchatantra tales, figures of monkeys and other animals, and much more. The large hall in front of the sanctum is in the shape of a pyramid. A three-day festival of classical dance is organized by the tourism department every year in January or February.
Mukteshwar Temple Timings
The Mukteshwar Temple is open from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Mukteshwar Temple in Bhubaneswar is a protected monument under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India. As such, there is no provision for advance darshan booking. There may be a nominal entry charge.
Accommodation in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar is one of the most visited cities in Odisha. There is a constant flow of tourists and devotees coming into this city. There are plenty of accommodation options available in this city. You will be able to find rooms to suit all tastes and budgets.
For comfortable and affordable stays in Bhubaneswar try the link below –
Best Accommodations in Bhubaneswar Odisha
How to reach Mukteshwar Temple, Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar railway station is about 5.5 km from the temple.
The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar Airport, about 3.5 km from the temple.
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