Bhaskareswar Temple, Bhubaneswar

Bhaskareswar Temple is a famous ancient temple located within the city of Bhubaneswar. This temple was built in the 11th century.. It stands to the north of Brameswar Patna, and on the left side of the Tankapani road. The famous Rukuna Ratha of the Lord Lingaraj is cast in the mould of the built of this temple on the more famous ‘Ashokastami Day’.The structure of this temple is different in architectural style. The 9 feet 2 inches high huge Sivalinga inside the temple is considered by some historians to be a potion of the Ashokan pillar.

The temple is of a two-tier system, and the visitors go to the 1st storey by a flight of steps to the 1st story by a flight of steps leading to it after witnessing the ground floor structures. The lower tier looks like a platform and is provided with four doorways, one on each side, leading to the floor of the sanctum. Both the tires are Pancha Ratha in plan and have five-fold divisions. Bhaskareswar Temple is one of the famous temple in Bhubaneswar, Khordha.