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Vaital Deul Temple

Address: Old Town, Bhubaneswar, India
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Ranked #22 of 53 Attractions in Bhubaneswar
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Chandigarh, India
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Located on a busy street still easy to miss. Dont be afraid of asking people if u r lost. The temple seemed very old. It was dark inside with a small bulb on. But it had a unique feel. We could all feel the scariness in the evening as we entrred the temple. It has an ancient idol and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

this temple is so charming and beautiful from the outside-- with a pretty stone arch that is rare to see. apparently build in the 8th century, so one of the older temples in the city. however, from our driver and the guidebooks i learned that t his temple is for Chamunda, who is quite a fearsome deity with lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Vaital Temple (c. AD 800) represents an entirely different line. It belongs to the Khakhara order (a subdivision of the Kalinga school of architecture) which was used for shrines devoted to tantric cults. The deul (tower) of the temple is the most striking difference. It is rectangular in shape, positioned at a right angle to the Jagmohana (porch). The... More 

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