The main temple structure is 65m (214 feet) high and is built
on elevated ground, which makes it look even larger and adds to
the imposing impression you get as you first come within sight
of the temple. The temple complex comprises an area of 10.7 acres
and is enclosed by two rectangular walls. The outer enclosure
is called "Meghanada Prachira". The walls are 6m (20
feet) high. The inner wall is called "Kurmabedha". The
walls were built during the 15th or 16th century. ...
The Kshira Chora Gopinath:-
The Kshira Chora Gopinath temple is located in Remuna. It is a
small town located 9-km east of Balasore, about halfway between
Calcutta and Puri. The name "Remuna" is derived from
the word "Ramaniya" which means very beautiful.
is said that Sri Rama carved 'Gopinath' with His arrow and that
Sita worshiped this deity in Chitrakut. King Langula Narasingha
Dev, the king of Orissa, brought this Deity to Remuna in the 13th
century from Chitrakut. This king also arranged to have dug the
two big tanks, 'Brajapokhari' and 'Kutapokhari'. ...
A product of the accumulated and crystallized experience of several
centuries, the temple of Lingaraja is the quintessence of Orissan
architecture. In the elegance of its proportions and the richness
of its surface -treatment, it is one of the most finished and
refined manifestations of the temple-architecture in India.
treatment of its different elements displays the consummate skill
of its different elements displays the consummate skill of its
master-designer; all its constituent parts are effectively integrated
into a compact unity of supreme dignity. The crowning achievement
of the architect is the design of the graceful contour of its
towering 'Gandi'. ... more ...