Odisha Style, Bhubaneswar: Siddheshwar Temple

This temple is located adjacent to Mukteshwar temple, and was built in the early-11th c, just after Mukteshwar. Siddheshwar typifies the later Odia style, with a large, bold sanctuary tower (Rekha Deul) and square pyramidal mandap (Pidha Deul). This is the first example of the later Odia style after the transitional Mukteshwar temple, but is not ornately and intricately sculpted as Mukteshwar is or indeed many of the later examples are.

 

Siddheshwar temple behind nearby shrines

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