Parasurameswara Temple

Open Time : 5:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Parsurameswara Temple, near Bindu Sagar Pond, Kedar Gouri Vihar, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Why to visit Parasurameswara Temple

This temple, which was built in 650 A.D., is claimed to be one of the earliest shrines in Bhubaneshwar which is still standing today. The design and architecture of the temple is its most prominent feature. Beautiful statues of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, Lord Muruga, and other Hindu idols festoon the temple's external walls. Aside from them, there are several sculptures depicting Puranic stories. The presence of such a magnificent temple demonstrates why Bhubaneshwar is known as India's Temple City.

The Jagamohana, or entrance hall, was linked to the sanctum sanctorum for the first time at Parasurameswar Temple. The rough joints indicate a craft with a newly learned skill set. The presence of asta grahas (eight planets) on the entrance door's lintel attests to its age.

For the first time in the state's temple architecture, the Saptamatrika marks their existence. The Saptamatrika are essentially gods bestowing abilities on Goddess Shakti. In a summary, it means that any woman who becomes a mother gets Shakti's powers.

Unique Factor :-

The temple's one thousand shiva Lingas, which are located on the temple's north west corner, are an unique characteristic. If you're going to visit this temple, don't forget to stop by this site.

FAQ on Parasurameswara Temple

Is the Parasurameswara Temple free to visit?

There is no entrance fee so you can go there and worship the gods without paying anything.

Which months are the ideal for visiting the Parasurameswara Temple?

The months of October and March are ideal for visiting the temple.

Special Tip

The finest time to visit the temple is on Parasumastami, when Chandrashekhara, Lord Lingaraja's envoy, pays a visit and a feast is held. Every year, the festival is held in the month of July.

By Inaaya Sharma

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