Brahma Temple, Niali

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The temple of Hindu creator God Brahma is located in the north-eastern side of the village Niali in Cuttack district.The present temple was rebuilt during the 12th century.The central icon of Brahma holds a rosary and Kamandalu, sitting on a Lotus. He has four faces. This icon is assigned to the time of Shailodbhava dynasty of Utkal during 7th century AD. There are two Vishnu images which belong to 12th century AD. The main vimana is of Pidha deula style. It is very near to Madhava Temple, Niali. A tributary of Mahanadi called Prachee is flowing near the shrine. Some local Brahmins opine that an Ashwamedha yajna was done by Brahma here.