(Last Updated on : 04-01-2013)
Yameshwar temple also known as Jameshwar Temple is located in Bhubaneswar in Orissa
. The ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
is located in the vicinity of Bharati Math in Jameshwar Patna
Architecture of Yameshwar Temple
Yameshwar Temple constructed during the Eastern Ganga dynasty
in the 13th-14th century. It is mainly made of sandstone but the outer Prakara is made of laterite. The central vimana is built in Rekha Deula style. The main vimana is in Rekha Deula style while the Jaga mohan has been constructed according to the Pidha Deula style. The temple also has a separate mandapa. Several motifs such as Dikpalas, Nayikas, Erotics, Amarous couple, Vidalas adorn the beauty of the temple. However, few parts of the temple are in ruined state due to the damage caused by natural calamities. A Shivalinga has been installed within the garbhagriha
of the temple.
Yameshwar Temple celebrates the Jiuntia festival also known as Puajiutia festival and Dwitvahana osha during the month of Ashwin. Other than this, festivals such as Shivaratri
and Kartik Purnima
are also celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervour. Devotees flock the temple premises during the Bharani nakshatra and on other festive season.
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