Odisha Style, Bhubaneswar: Papanasini Kund Complex

The Papanasini complex lies to the north-west of the Lingaraja temple, west of Chitrakarini, and adjacent to a busy intersection. The central feature of the complex is a tank called the Papanasini Kund. Two temples lie to the north of the tank, and one small temple to the south, with a few scattered smaller shrines. The two temples to the north, Mitreshwar and Varuneshwar, are examples of the profusion of temple building that took place in (and around) the 13th c in Bhubaneswar under the Eastern Ganga rulers. Temples from this period include Ananta Vasudeva, Chitrakarini, Makareshwar, Yameshwar, Bakreshwar, and Sari (as well as the much larger projects at Konark and Puri).

 

Mitreshwar and Varuneshwar temples (I don’t know which is which) on the northern edge of Papanasini Kund

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Marakeshwar Temple (located across the road from the Papanasini complex) can be seen in the background in the photo below

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Views of the Papanasini complex from adjoining roads and intersection

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The small Mangaleshwar (?) temple with both Rekha and Pidha Deul, to the south of Papansini tank

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