Chateshwar Temple

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It is a living temple and the presiding deity is a patalaphuta Shivalinga within a circular yonipitha.It is located in the Kishinapur village (Sauri Village Panchyat) near Bahugram in Cuttack district.


On the basis of a number of detached sculptures of different faiths like Saivite and Sakta, the original temple can be assigned to the Eastern Ganga dynasty rule during 12th Century AD. A miniature four- armed Vishnu, broken images of Chamunda, Surya and Buddha, Udyotasimha, Nandi, miniature temple and other architectural members.The temple is pancharatha on plan and the bada has multi-segmented horizontal mouldings in elevation.


Major ones are Dola Purnima, Shivaratri, Kartik Purnima and Margashirsha Purnima. Mondays and Sankranti days one can see a large crowd.It is easily accessed by road from Cuttack via Jagatpur.


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