Paschimesvara Siva Temple, Bhubaneswar, Odissa

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District:: Bhubaneswar

The Paschimesvara Siva Temple is located in Badu Sahi, Old town Bhubaneswar- the temple city of India. This temple dates back to the 8th century AD, and belongs to the Bhauma Epoch. The superstructure of the temple has collapsed since long. However, information about the temple can be gathered from the stylistic features of the detached sculptures of KarttikeyaGanesa,Parvati and Narsimha. What is present now, is a lingam over a heap of stones.A flight of steps leading to the lingam from the west suggest that the temple originally faced the west.


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The temple is surrounded by the Markendesvara Siva Temple in the west at a distance of 15.5 meters, Akhdachandi in the northwest corner at a distance of 2 meters, Bindusagar in the east at a distance of 1.5 meters and private residential buildings in the south. The stones that make up the temple remnants are mostly sandstone and laterite. The construction style is dry masonry.

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It is situated on the south-western embankment of the Bindusagar lake, hence the locals call the shrine Paschim(meaning west)esvara Siva. The geographical coordinates of the temple are Lat-20°14’46, Long-85°50’02. The elevation is 61 ft.

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