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Ananta Vasudeva Temple

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Ananta Vasudeva Mandir Bhubaneswar

Address: Gouri Nagar, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002

Temple opens for Darshan on these timings: 6.30 AM – 7.00 PM

The temple was constructed in the thirteenth century, and the complete idols of Krishna, Balarama, and Subhadra are worshiped there.

Balarama stands under a seven hooded serpent, while Krishna holds a mace, chakra and a conch.

The temple dates back to the period of Chandrika Devi, the daughter of Anangabhima Dev III, during the reign of the king Bhanudeva.

Ananta Vasudeva Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. This thirteenth century temple is just at a walking distance from famous Lingraj Temple. You see that there are complete idols of Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra are worshipped there.

You can also see that Balarama stands under a seven hooded serpent, Subhadra holds Jewels pot and lotus in her two hands keeping her left foot over another jewel pot, while Krishna holds a mace, chakra, lotus and a conch. An ancient temple not to miss.

Architecture behind Ananta Vasudeva Temple

The architecture of the Ananta Vasudeva Temple strikingly differs from the other nearby temples. The structure of the main edifice is resting on a plane stone platform and upon that, the three chambers namely Jagamohana, Natamandira and Bhogamandapa are erected. The temple exteriors and interiors are crafted with stone models of Hindu deities and of women. It is said that most women idols engraved on the temple walls for ornamentation lack originality. Still, the temple, even today is visited for its enticing art and surroundings.

Legend

According to the legends, Lord Vishnu was worshiped at the place where Ananta Vasudeva Temple stands at present. The new temple was built in the 13th century by Queen Chandrika of Eastern Ganga dynasty. The shrine was named as Anata Vasudeva.

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