Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Ananta Väsudev Temple, Bhubaneswar


Ananta Väsudev Temple, Bhubaneswar

This is one of the few Vaiñëava Temples in Bhubaneswar. It dates back to the 13th century, and it enshrines images of Krshna, Balarama and Subhdra. It is located on the eastern bank of the Bindu Sägara Lake. This dates back to the period of Chandrika Devi, (the daughter of Anangabhima III, of Eastern Ganga Dynasty) during the reign of King Bhanudeva. It is located in a walled compound along with numerous structures. Balarama stands under a seven-hooded serpent, while Krshna holds a mace and a conch. Subhadra in between is seen holding a pot in one hand, and a lotus in the other.




In structural plan, the Temple resembles Liìgaräj Temple.
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Work in Progress
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