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    Parsurameswar Temple, Bhubaneswar

    Devoted to Lord Shiva, Parsurameswar sanctuary  is one of the old Hindu sanctuaries of Bhubaneswar city in Orissa. It is trusted that the sanctuary was built in around 650 AD, in Nagara style. Travelers from all parts of the globe come to disentangle the puzzle behind the sanctuary. To get more comfortable with the conventions of sanctuary, come and participate in Parasuramashtami (primary celebration of the sanctuary celebrated with extraordinary excitement).


    The sanctuary uncovers the design work of Vishwakarma Moharana Sculptors and is the main sanctuary with a current Jagmohan (gathering lobby for Hindu lovers). In addition, Parsurameswar has a Vimana, the Sanctum and a Bada (tower). You can perceive how the multifaceted outlines of organic products, blossoms, flying creatures and creatures are engraved on the dividers of the sanctuary. Likewise, appreciate the figures of bothers, naagins and vetalas on the dividers of Jagmohan and Vimana.


    Recorded among one of the Parsurameswar gathering of sanctuaries, the sanctuary constitutes all the vital highlights of pre-tenth century Orissa sanctuaries. It is the most seasoned sanctuary in Bhubaneswar city. Students of history assert that the sanctuary was developed in mid eighth century AD. Further, the history portrays that the sanctuary was set up by Sailobhavas. Sailobhavas family revered Shiva and Sakta (Shakti or Devi) divinities. You can see a few pictures of Sakta on the dividers of sanctuary. The sanctuary got revamped in 1903 and is under the control of Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

    Religious Significance

    As indicated by Hindu Mythology, the name of the sanctuary is gotten from old story of Parasuram; one of the symbols of Lord Vishnu. Parasuram rebuffed self and got discharged with the beauty of Lord Shiva. Parsurameswar sanctuary, Rajarani Temple and Vaital Deula, every one of the three imply the presence of Devadasi customs (Devadasi were the young ladies gave to the administration of divinities).