The Soul of Incredible India - Bhaskareswara Temple
The Soul of Incredible India series -
The Sun Temple at Konark
The Leaning Temple of Huma
This 12th or 13th century temple is located in the old town area of Bhubaneswar in Odisha. Said to be built by the Ganga rulers, it is structured like a 'rath' or chariot of Lord Jagannath. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva in the form of Bhaskareswara. Giving it distinction is the 9 foot high Shiv-linga accessed from the upper floor of the temple.
The Vimana is in the 'Peedha' (stepped pyramid) style and not very heavily embellished. Some deities do feature on the outer walls though.
Being an ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) site, the manicured lawns around the temple are beautiful and lend a very serene atmosphere to the place.