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“Nice from outside”
Review of Rajarani Temple

Rajarani Temple
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Bhubaneswar Temple Tour
Ranked #9 of 79 things to do in Bhubaneswar
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Rajarani temple is one of the many Shiv temples of Bhubaneswar. The temple got its name from the dull red Rajarani sandstone. It has a well maintained green premise, neatly manicured lawns. The temple has intricate and graceful sculptures and has great archaeological importance. The aesthetics, however, gets completely spoiled once one tries to enter the temple. Like many temples around, this one is also bat infested and stinky. There is an urgent need to tackle this problem to save the 11th century temple from any permanent damage.

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

loved the intricate architecture - this is a small temple with immaculate lawn and garden. You'll probably be done in about 20 minutes.

1  Thank ggmath
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

It is rightly said ,Bhubaneswar is the city of temples , where we can find temples in every yard .Some are very small to notice , some were disintegrated ,destroyed over the ages ,some are proudly displaying their existence and some are still waiting to prove their specialty . Bhubaneswar is also known as Ekamra -khetra . It is well known for the existence of Lingaraj temple, Dhauligiri , Khandagiri ,Udayagiri etc .. These places are now maintained by archeological department of India . As the sculptures were made from sand stone very much vulnerable to nature’s fury . Rajarani temple is famous for its architectural beauty .The architecture of Rajarani temple is said to be comparable with those of Khajurahoo . There is a well maintained park in front of the temple , a place to take special interest , a place for relaxation and a place to absorb the beauty . Lingaraj temple (lord Shiva) , Rajarani temple , Bhaskareswar temple (lord Shiva with the height of the Linga is about 15ft ) , Brahmeswar , kedar Gouri , Mukteswar ( famous for its arch ) are some temples worth a visit , along the same route just within a 2km range situated in old Bhubaneswar .

2  Thank swarnaprabha k
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

The queen among the temples of Bhuvaneswar.

Standing amidst a sprawling green garden, the visit to RajaRani temple will stay in one's mind for time to come.

Built with reddish Rajaraiya stone, the style and statues are exquisite. I saw a 'Veenadhara Siva' for the 1st time in a temple. There are a few in South India - but, I stood beholden in front this wall-relief. There is a Tripurantaka Siva too.None are ithyphallic. Ajapada Siva is - but, there is a variation in the 'interpretation'.

The Nayikas, couples and the animals of this temple are famous. So is the grill in the 'garbhagriha'.

My suggestion to traveler friends - Pl do spend quality time here and do not rush.

Thank shyamchat
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

A really beautiful temple but not in the scale of the Main Lingaraja temple but well woth a visit. It is only a short distance from the main temple. You can take nice photos from most angles.

1  Thank Thurai K
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