is a land of temples and it is said that there are more
number of temples in Orissa than the rest of the country
put together.Orissa's temple architecture flamed into
glorious consecration of the self to the godhead, in a
heady display of extravagant expression through some of
the most exotic delineation of religious architecture
in the world. From the towering heights of the Lingaraj
temple to the windswept ruins of Konark anchored in the
white sands.... the marvels,... sheer extravaganza of
poetry in the stone, stun the mind.... Orissa's
temple architecture holds a magnetic appeal that lies
in its indigenous glory.
in the heart of Puri, it is a monument from
the 12th century A.D with all the richness
and plasticity of the Kalinga style of architecture.
known as 'The Black Pagoda' it is a crowning
piece of Orissan architecture and sculpture.Orissan
architecture has reached its zenith with the
Sun temple at Konark.
is one of the finest Shiva peetha in India
and is named after the 'Ling' or the 'Phallic
symbol enshrined in it.This
temple is called a temple complex because
almost 65 secondary temples cluster around
the central structure.