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     Orissa 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.

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      Situated 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.
      Popularly 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.

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      It 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.

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