Bhuvaneshwara is a revered pilgrimage centre, referred to in the
Brahma Purana. Lingaraja temple here was built by the ruler Yayati
Kesari in the 7th century. It is an outstanding specimen of the Orissa
style of temple building.
Bhuvaneshwar, Puri and Konark constitute the Golden Triangle of Orissa,
visited in large numbers by pilgrim and tourists.
Parasurameshwara temple at Bhuvaneshwar dates back to the middle of
the 8th century.
Shanthi Stupa of Dhauligiri is also known as the Peace Pagoda.
Dhauligiri lies at a distance of 7 Km from Bhuvaneshwar, located on the
banks of the river Daya. Dhauli hill is presumed to be the area where
the Kalinga war was fought.
Konark Sun Temple is ( 13th century CE.) about 35 kilometres northeast
from Puri, on the coastline of Odisha/Orissa. The temple is attributed to
king Narasimhadeva 1 of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty about 1250 C E .
Sun temple of Konark is the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
Kona=Corner; Arka= Sun. The main attraction of the temple is it’s
12 pairs of wheels located at the base of the temple. These wheels
are not ordinary wheels but tell times as well. The spokes of the wheels
create a sundial. One can calculate the precise time of the day by just
looking at the shadows cast by these spokes.
The ISKCON TEMPLE in Bhuvaneshwar was founded by Srila Prabhupada.
It was the 108th and the last branch of ISKCON. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
This temple is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site.