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Journey to the City of Temples [Bhubaneswar]

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Journey to the City Of Temples [Bhubaneswar]

    The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, it was the summer season and all the flowers were blooming .It was a Sunday.
  We were in Odisha. A beautiful state, we were in Cuttack [formerly the capital of Odisha] and my mother’s hometown.
My mother suddenly got a very good idea. She said to me that did you know? Bhubaneswar is a city of temples. There are three hundred temples in Bhubaneswar. That idea struck me. I am so fond of temples. The thing which I like about temples is the carvings done by the people of those times and surprisingly, they did not use any known machine and made the sculptures and the carvings by hand. I am also fond of the temples because there is a history behind the temples and I want to know it.
  So we got ready and were out from our house by 10 o’ clock. The journey began now. We got in our car and were on our way to see the temples. It takes one hour to reach Bhubaneswar and fifteen minutes to reach the Lingaraj temples. There was a narrow road and we had to pass it and then we can reach the highway to go to Bhubaneswar.
  In Bhubaneswar people were very helpful and friendly too.
    We finally reached the Lingaraj Temple by half past eleven. I was so fascinated by the carvings that I took almost all the pictures of the carvings. Lingaraj Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Harihara, a form of Shiva and is one of the oldest temples of Bhubaneswar. The temple is the most prominent landmark of the city of Bhubaneswar and one of the major tourist attractions of the state. The central tower of the temple is 180 feet (55 m) tall. The temple represents one of the Kalinga Architecture and culminating the medieval stages of the architectural tradition at Bhubaneswar. The temple is believed to be built by the kings from the Somavamsi dynasty, with later additions from the Ganga rulers. The Lingaraja temple was very huge. We then moved to Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves after...


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