Yameshwar Temple

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Yameshwar Temple
Collage of Jameswar Temple.jpg
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DeityShiva
FestivalsJiuntia or Puajiutia festival
Location
LocationBhubaneshwar
StateOrissa
CountryIndia
Geographic coordinates20°14′25″N 85°49′53″E / 20.24028°N 85.83139°E / 20.24028; 85.83139Coordinates: 20°14′25″N 85°49′53″E / 20.24028°N 85.83139°E / 20.24028; 85.83139
Architecture
CreatorEastern Ganga dynasty
Completed13th - 14th century

Yameshwar or Jameshwar Temple is a very old temple dedicated to Shiva being worshiped by Yama. It is situated in Bhubaneswar near Bharati Matha, in Jameshwar Patna.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The main Vimana is in Rekha Deula style, Jaga mohan is in Pidha Deula style and there is a detached mandapa.[2] Many portions of the temple have been damaged by natural calamities as the temple is built by sandstone. The outer Prakara is built by laterite. The icons around the temple include many motifs like Dikpalas, Amarous couple, Nayikas, Vidalas, Erotics, elephant procession etc....[2] The inner Garbhagriha houses Shivalinga within a circular yonipitha.[2] The temple was built in the 13th-14th century[1] during the Eastern Ganga dynasty.[2]

Festivals[edit]

The Jiuntia or Puajiutia festival which is also called Dwitvahana osha falling in Ashwin is very popular with this temple.[1] Others being Shivaratri and Kartik PurnimaAll Mondays and Sankramana days are important in this temple. People who visit this temple during Bharani nakshatra are said to be free from all miseries.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jameshwar Patna Yameshwar Temple, Bhubaneswar - TOH". TOH. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Laboratory, Cultural Informatics. "Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts". ignca.nic.in. Retrieved 15 October 2017.

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