Mukteswara Temple is considered The ‘Gem of Orissan Architecture. Located in Bhubaneswar, Mukteshwara Temple is considered as the best temple in the temples of Odisha (Orissa). This 10th century temple was an important transition point, between the early and the later phases of the Kalinga School of temple architecture. The sculptural decoration of the Mukteswara is beautifully executed, and it is often referred to as the “gem of Oriya architecture” and one of the important temples in the map of temple tour in Odisha ( Orissa).
The temple where you can see the sculpture and architecture are in synchronization with one another. Although it is only a small monument rising to a height of 35 feet. Literally every inch of its surface is carved. Mukteswara Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is considered as the most complex Lord amongst the Hindu Gods. The highlight of the temple is the magnificent torana – the decorative gateway, an arched masterpiece of the temple.
One more interesting feature about the temple is that it has got a well in its eastern part. It is believed that a dip in this holy well cures the problem of infertility.