Opening its doors to the pilgrims who want to enlighten themselves with the worship of Lord Shiva is the Brahmeswara Temple in Odisha. Finding its place back in 9th century CE, it is revered as one of the popular temples of Odisha for it's finely crafted sculpture on the porch and tower of its structure. Settled in the temple city of Bhubaneswar, Brahmeswara Temple is visited around the year by pilgrims who are also pulled in by the beauty of four other temples snuggled in the corners of Brahmeswara.
History and Architecture of the Temple
Brahmeswara Temple stands apart when it comes to the finesse it holds. The Lingaya architectural style is followed where different aspects were also introduced. What's interesting about this temple is that even though it stands similar to the Mukteswar Temple, it has better and defined structure. This one thing differentiates it from other famous temples of Odisha and hence makes it a popular tourist attraction in the state. Some other things that make a visit to Brahmeswara Temple more memorable are the four smaller temples it is surrounded by; the architectural style which is used on its wooden structure rather than the stone framework it is usually practiced upon. The pyramid shape of the temple, the captivating carvings inside out, finely built banquets and dancehall are some other picturesque parts of the temple.
6:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Brahmeswara Temple is between the months of October and March as the weather remains bonny and enjoyable.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
- Museum of Tribal Arts
- Lingaraj Temple
- Dhauli Giri Hills
- Chausath Yogini Temple
- Udayagiri Hills