Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar
Located within a garden with fresh blooms in Old Bhubaneswar, the Rajarani temple was devoted to Indreshwara and Lord Shiva. Built on a raised platform and adorned by a cluster of turrets, the Rajarani temple is filled with scenes of the marriage of Shiva. Nataraja and Parvati are present alongside the image of Varuna, noted for his bodily adornment. Witness the elaborate carvings adorning the temple façade and the walls of its interior as you take a tour of this temple.
Things to see
- The sculptures of women performing Odissi dance
- The ornate sanctum of the temple bordered by pillars with an embellishment of snakes
- The eight guardians of the temple Indra (god of rain), Agni (god of fire), Yama (god of death), Nirriti (god of suffering), Varuna (god of the ocean), Vayu (god of wind), Kubera (god of wealth) and Ishana (Shiva)
How to get there?
- The Biju Patnaik International Airport is the biggest airport close to the Rajarani Temple.
- You can take a train to the Bhubaneswar railway station, which is about 3 km away.
- Take any bus till the Ravi Talkies Bus Stop as it is the nearest bus stop to the venue.
Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar, Tankapani Road, Kedar Gouri Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 751002, near BOI ATM