Rajarani Temple

Open Time : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Why to visit Rajarani Temple

Since it features several sensuous carvings of ladies and couples, the Raja Rani Temple is regarded as the 'love temple' in the area. As there are no images within the shrine, the temple is not linked with just about any one Hindu group. That's perhaps where the temple's allure derives from: it pertains to no particular sect and is accessible to all individuals, regardless of the deity they worship and respect. The carved sculptures of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on the temple walls, on the other hand, strongly suggest that the temple is associated with Shaivism.

History of the Rajarani Temple :-

It was built during the 11th and 12th centuries, as according historians, but the precise date has yet to be determined. The design of other temples in central India is thought to have evolved from the Rajarani Temple, with the Khajuraho temples and the Totesvara Mahadeo temple in Kadawa being most noteworthy examples. The Archaeological Survey of India currently maintains the Rajarani Temple as a ticketed site, which means that guests must acquire a ticket to access the temple.

Rajarani Temple Music Festival :-

The Rajarani Music Festival is an annual event held at the shrine from January 18 to January 20 every year. The event began in 2003 with the support and supervision of the Bhubaneswar Music Circle (BMC) and has been hosted by the Department of Tourism of the Government of Odisha at the Rajarani Temple since that. The festival emphasises Hindustani, Carnatic, and Odissi classical music traditions equally, and features active engagement from great musicians from across the country who gather for this joyful three-day festival.

How to reach ?

The Rajarani temple is situated in the Khurda area, to the north-east of the Lingaraj Temple, and is easily accessible by public transportation, vehicles, and cabs.

FAQ on Rajarani Temple

How long does it take to explore the Rajarani Temple?

The Rajarani Temple can be visited in one to two hours.

What eateries are close to the Rajarani Temple?

Some of the restaurants around the temple include Zaika Janak Restaurant and Nandan.

Special Tip

The entrance fee to the temple is INR 25 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners. The months of October and March are ideal for visiting the temple. The temple is closed on Sundays.

By Inaaya Sharma

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