|Major festivals||Durga Puja|
|Architecture||Orissan Pidha vimana temple architecture|
|Date built||10th–11th centuries|
|Temple board||Laxmi Narayan Puja Committee|
Brahmani temple (Odia: ବ୍ରାହ୍ମଣୀ ମନ୍ଦିର) is a Hindu and Buddhist temple located in Avana, Baleswar, Orissa, India built in the 10th–11th centuries A.D. It is a living temple and the presiding deity is an eight-armed three-faced Chamunda image. It is a protected monument of Orissa State Archaeology.
It is a pidha temple followed by a flat roofed open mandapa. The presiding deity of the temple is an eight-armed Chamunda image and iconographically it can be dated to the 10th–11th centuries A.D. The temple is a modern one but it houses a few important specimen of Buddhist and Saviate sculptures, datable to the same centuries.
- Area dimension (L x B x H): 4.20 m x 4.00 m x 6.50 m
- Number of blocks: Two, vimana followed by a mandapa
- Orientation: Facing towards west
- Plan: The vimana is square; mandapa is rectangular
- Allocation of spaces: 10 m x 4.50 m in length and width respectively
- Exteriors: Plain
- Interiors: Plain
- Movable collections: Four-armed Avaloketesvara, eight-armed and three-faced Chamunda.
- It is a recently built shrine with pancharatha on plan and panchanga bada in elevation.
- Structural System: It has a pidha vimana fronted by a flat Jaga mohan. The vimana is pancharatha on plan and panchaga bada in elevation.
- Building techniques: Ashlar masonry
- Material of construction: Laterite used for the temple; the images are made of chlorite stone.
Vermilion and oil is regularly applied over the images by the priest, which may be harmful for the stone carvings in long run.
- Sahoo. Ashis Ranjan, Pradhan. Dr. S. Report on Bramhani Temple. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
- R. P. Mohapatra, 1986, Archaeology in Orissa, Vol. II, New Delhi
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