(Last Updated on : 04-10-2019)
After the Gangas, the glorious period of temple- building activities in Orissa terminated, but the spirit lingered during the succeeding period of Suryavamsi ascendancy which also witnessed the erection of some notable temples in Orissa. The partly destroyed porch standing near the papanasini tank still bears an inscription referring to the reign of Kapileswar(A.D.1435-1467).The striking female figures adorning the partly ruined porch, purely represent the rudimentary imitations of their earlier prototypes.
The inscribed slab that contains the elephant procession and an image of Nataraja carved on the northern wall of the structure, represent fine specimens of art of this period. In the close environs of Kapileswar is a pancha-ratha temple and is similar to the Mukteswar of Bhu- baneswar.It niches,the Naga and Nagi columns, scroll works,Alasa-kanyas and half amalakas provide obvious evidence that the temple was built during the tenth century A.D.