Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar, Khordha

rajarani temple

Rajarani temple is set in picturesque surroundings, famous for its intricate carvings of flora, animals and human figures. The sculptures represent Vaishnavism and Saivism on the body of the main temple. Besides this, the main temple contains the Siva, and his female counterpart is dancing with musical instruments. Raja Rani temple is one of the famous temples in Bhubaneswar. The Jagamohana is a Pidha temple. Raja Rani Mandir is one of the most famous temple in Bhubaneswar, Khordha

The Rajarani temple marks a distinct stamp of evolutionary progress in the Odishan temple architecture. The temple facing east consists of a Deula and a Jagamohana. The arrangement of the Pidhas is having a resemblance to those of the Mukteswar temple. The facets of the temple have been relieved with floral motifs of great beauty. The Rajarani temple was constructed at the beginning (1006-1023 AD) of the 11th century. The name is believed to be derived from a particular variety of sandstone called Rajarani, which the temple is made of. Its magnificent sculptures are similar to that of the Mukteswar and the Lingaraj.