Ghanteswara Siva Temple
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|Ghanteswara Siva Temple|
|Elevation||17 m (56 ft)|
|Primary deity||Siva lingam|
Ghanteswara Siva Temple is located in the Kapileswara precinct. The enshrined deity is a Siva-lingam over a square yonipitha made of laterite. The temple has a vimana in pidha order. It is triratha on plan. The temple is facing towards west. The total height of the temple is 2.83 m. (bada 1.13 m, gandi 1.00 m and mastaka 0.70 m). The gandi has three tiers. The doorjambs measure 0.82 m in height x 0.41 m in width. The cella measure 0.90 square m, whereas the temple measure 1.53 square m. There is an inscription in the lalatabimba. The temple is surrounded by Bhoga-mandapa of Kapileswara temple in north. At a distance of 15.50 m, Rosasala pathway in east, Dutiya Kapileswara temple in the west at a distance of 8.40 m and Gupteswar temple in south at a distance on 6.45 m.
Lesser Known Monuments of Bhubaneswar by Dr. Sadasiba Pradhan (ISBN 81-7375-164-1)