Bhubaneswar The Cathedral City Of India – City Round Up
The ancient city of Bhubaneswar is also known as the Temple City of eastern India. It is also known as Mandiramalini or the city of temples also as Ekamra Kshetra and Kalinga Nagari. The word Bhubaneswar in its literal sense means the 'God's World' which showcases the walk down centuries of temple architecture.
With 500 temples in its treasure, the city is probably the only city in the world that presents an veritable over-view of the stages of development of Hindu religious architecture. Today these temples are a gentle reminder of the gracious past and the rich heritage of India. During the ancient times the regular dances were performed by the 'Devadasis' or divine temple dancers girls, the rituals and the recital of religious song were all an central part of temple culture.
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