Situated south west to Mahanadi River, Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Orissa. Name 'Bhubaneswar' in Sanskrit means 'God's World'. Bhubaneswar became the capital of Orissa in 1948, after India's independence. The city has also served as a capital for ancient Kalinga. Today, it is the commercial center of Orissa. It is said that, there were once 7000 temples in the city which earned it the name 'Temple City of India'. There are still more than 600 temples which makes it an important Hindu Pilgrimage. These temples have been constructed over a long period of time, thus showing he gradual changes that took place in styles of temple architecture. With Dhauli hills, a major Buddhist center, just few kilometers away from here, Bhubaneswar also receives a lot of Buddhism followers. Bhubaneswar is one of the three cities that form the golden triangle in Orissa. Puri and Konark are the other two.
Bhubaneswar is the venue for many fairs and festival. Main event is the procession of Lord Shiva (Lingaraja) from Lingaraja temple to Rameshwara Temple. It takes place on the day of Ashokashtami. The chariot of the God is pulled by hundreds of devotees. Durga Puja is a major part of Bhubaneswar life and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and gala. There is no better place than Bhubaneswar to go for Shopping. It gives the option of shopping for traditional Oddisi items from its markets and also has huge showrooms for branded items. Attractions - Devotion Through Stones
Main attractions of Bhubaneswar are mostly temples and most of them were built before 10th century. Apart from Parashurameshwara Temple, Vaital Deul and Mukteshwar Temple, there are many more important temples in Bhubaneswar. Also visit Dhauli, which is one of the major Buddhist center in India. It is situated at a distance of just 8 km. Parashurameshwara Temple
Parashurameshwara Temple is one of the most well preserved temples in Orissa. Built in 7 century, the...