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Odisha’s centuries old Kapileshwar temple gets ASI protected monument tag

Kapileshwar Temple: The gazette notification to bring the Kapileshwar temple under the ASI’s protected monument list came on May 5, with the decision being taken for better maintenance and protection of the structure. The temple priests and local residents have also expressed happiness over the decision. Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sadangi thanked to Union Minister G […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: May 17, 2023 09:42 IST
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Kapileshwar Temple: The gazette notification to bring the Kapileshwar temple under the ASI’s protected monument list came on May 5, with the decision being taken for better maintenance and protection of the structure. The temple priests and local residents have also expressed happiness over the decision.

Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sadangi thanked to Union Minister G Kishan Reddy for including Kapileshwar temple in the list of ASI protected monuments. Sadangi said that I have requested the Union Minister to declare the caves of Khandagiri-Udayagiri as a World Heritage Site.

Chief priest words

Appreciating the efforts of MP Aparajita Sadangi and Union Minister, the chief priest Shivram Maliya said that the temple has been damaged at many places due to the negligence of the state government. Some of the architectural part of the temple was re-lighted during the ASI survey, so this temple will now attract more tourists like the Lingaraja temple in Bhubaneswar.

Kalinga Architecture style

The 5th-century-old temple was renovated by Gajapati Kapilendra Deva in the 14th century and is known for its exquisite carvings and grand architecture, exemplifying the age-old practice of Indian temple buildings.

It is a fine example of the Kalinga style of architecture, known for its grandeur and simplicity. It is a famous tourist destination that attracts visitors and devotees from all over India and the world.

Kapileshwar temple

The temple is a reminder of the rich history of the region as well as the deep religious and cultural roots of the people of Odisha. Kapileshwar Shiva Temple, commonly referred to as ‘Kapileshwar Temple’, is one of the oldest temples in the state of Odisha. Lord Shiva is worshiped in the name of Kapileshwar in this temple, which is located in Kapilprasad Kshetra, about 1 km from the old 11th century Lingaraja temple in Bhubaneswar.

 

First published on: May 17, 2023 08:00 AM IST

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