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Jagannatha:-
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. ... more ...

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.

It 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'. ... more ...

Lingaraja Temple:-
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.

The 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 ...


 
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