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Konark Sun Temple - Orissa About Temples In Orissa
A tropical state, set on the eastern coast of India, Orissa boasts of a long and well-renowned history and some of most picturesque scenery in India. Puri is the main holy place in Orissa, Bhubaneswar and Konark are other holy cities. Together these three cities form the 'Golden Triangle of Orissa.

Orissa's capital city, Bhubaneswar is known for Lingaraja temple and other temples like Muktesvara Temple, Parasurameswara Temple, Raj Rani Temple, Brahmeshwara Temple, Vaital Deul Temple etc. Puri is home to famous Lord Jagannatha Temple, Gundhicha Mandir and Narasimha Temple. Konark is known all over the world for Sun Temple, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from these cities, all over Orissa you will see several beautiful temples including modern and ancient as well.

Orissa Temple Architecture
Majority of the temples in Orissa follow the 'Orissan Temple architectural style' known as 'Nagara'. According to Nagara style, the temple comprises two essential parts namely Deul (the main structure) and Jagmohana (a porch structure). In addition to these, there may be a hall of dance (mata-mandira), a congregational hall (bhoga-mandapa), bathing tanks and subsidiary shrines all flanked by a wall.

As Orissa monuments has a history dating back to 2,000 B.C, so there is no wonder that the state is dotted with many ancient monuments that include the Buddhist and Jain monuments. You will find Buddhist monuments at various place like Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri, Udaygiri, Balasore Dist, Sambalpur Dist, Cuttack District etc. Khandagiri and Udaygiri is home to finest Jain monuments.

Some of the Popular Temples of Orissa Include :
» Sun Temple in Konark » Jagannath Temple in Puri

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