Odisha Style, Bhubaneswar: Shatrughaneshwar Temple Group

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

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Shatrughaneshwar and Bharateshwar temples

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Bharateshwar (with Shatrughaneshwar behind)

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Shatrughaneshwar Temple

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Bharateshwar Temple

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Lakshmaneshwar Temple

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Sculptures from the temples

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