The trio of temples known as the Shatrughaneshwar group are among the earliest examples of Odia temple architecture (early-7th c AD). They individually consist of only a square shrine room with tower rising above, without any mandap in front. While these temples are heavily reconstructed, we get a sense of their original massing. The Lakshmaneshwar and Bharateshwar temples contain only a small quantity of their original stonework. Shatrughaneshwar has a little more, giving more of an idea of what the original temples would have appeared like.
Lakshmaneshwar, Bharateshwar and Shatrughaneshwar temples
Shatrughaneshwar and Bharateshwar temples
Bharateshwar (with Shatrughaneshwar behind)
Sculptures from the temples
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Beautifully captured the details of these old temples
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