Find out Historical Temples in East India

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Eastern Indian temples represent various aspects and sects of traditional Hinduasm and Buddhism. The region houses a list of ancient sublime pieces of architectonic Eastern Indian temples that include Bodhi Temple, Lingraja Temple, Jagannath Temple, Maha Bodhi Temple, Tawang Monestry, Khandalgiri Caves, Udaigiri Caves and Patna Sahib.

Bodhi temple: 

The temple is the nice forte for the tourists. As Buddhism is one of the significant religions in this continent, tourists from all over the world come to visit the temple.        

Temples in Bhubaneswar:

Bhubaneswar, the pilgrim town, houses as many as 500 temples today. Local legends suggest that more than 7000 temples used to exist at one time.

Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Orissa and located on the eastern coastal plains of India and nestled on the confluence of the Mahanandi River. Apart from historical value and the legacy the city holds, there is much to visit.

Udaygiri and Khandagiri:

While planning your itinerary, it is important to enlist the places that you must visit. The twin cave groups of Kandagiri and Udayagiri enumerates the sheer beauty of the intricate architectural work. The town also forms an integral link in the Golden Triangle that includes the holy city of Puri, with its Jagannath Temple, and Konark, with its Sun Temple.

Lingaraj Temple:

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The very word linga simply suggests the lord of Gods. The temple was built by King Jajati Keshari. Ferguson, one of the noted critics rated this temple as the finest example of pure of Hindu temple architecture.

The temple expands a large area as much as 150-m square. The entire temple is designed with colossal carving. There is granite lingam, which is bathed daily with milk, water and cannabis. The temple enshrines more than 50 smaller temples.    

Mohabodhi Temple:

The colossal pyramidal structured temple is 170 feet high, constructed in the 2nd century AD. The sanctum boasts of a giant statue of Buddha in an earth touching posture. Vajrasana or the diamond throne is set between the temple entrance and the Bodhi tree.

Many ruling dynasties had repaired and made modification before the courtyard was buried under the relics due to a massive flood in 1884. The beautiful stone railings engraved with various stupas and magnificent idols around the complex are among the oldest vestiges at Bodhgaya.       

Apart from these lists there are many other Eastern Indian temples. Tourists may search in Google and will get ample description and information about other temples.

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