Odisha Style: Bhimeshwar & Someshwar Temples at Mukhalingam

Bhimeshwar temple is ostensibly from the 8th c, like the larger Madhukeshwar, and the basic layout of the two temples is the same, except Bhimeshwar seems to have a sort of antralay between the mandap and sanctum. The sanctum towers are in the same style. The mandap has an entrance from the front (east) and side (south) just like Madhukeshwar, but the Bhimeshwar mandap is almost completely devoid of ornamentation, with plain stone walls. Continue reading