Haripur Gada is located at a distance of 16 km from Baripada towards the southeast of Mayurbhanja. Though Haripur Gada now lies in ruins, it is a testimony of the prosperity and elegance of the Mayurbhanj Kingdom during the rule of the ancient Bhanja Kings. The analysis of fragments of the ruins of the fort reveals. The temple is a rare example of a brick temple, of that era. In Odisha, one can hardly find a brick temple having such intricate carvings, thus making it a must-visit destination for heritage and culture enthusiasts. Rasika Raya Haripur Gada is one of the ancient fort in Odisha.
The splendour of the sculptured walls reveals, is the mastery of the sculptors of the period. Rasika Ray Temple is the only majestic brick-built temple of Eastern India. The Haripura Gada in its architectural style together with the encompassing temple, provide an interesting case study for a researcher on historical sites and monuments of Mayurbhanj. Source
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