Anantha Vasudeva Temple



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The temple of Ananta Vasudeva is situated at Bhubaneswar in Orissa state of India. The temple was originally constructed in the thirteenth century, and the images of Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra are worshipped there. It has been conveyed that the temple was built in 1278 A.D., by Chandra Devi who was the daughter of Anangabhima III, during the reign of the latters' grandson Bhanudeva, on the bank of Bindusaras.

Significance of the Temple
This is the only important Vaishnava temple standing at Bhubaneswar. The deities installed in the sanctum are Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra. Balarama stands under a seven hooded serpent, while Krishna holds a mace and a conch. Krishna being an avatara of Vishnu, so this temple is basically a Vaishnavite temple. The western side of the Ananta Vasudeva temple lies near the bank of Bindu Sagar Lake.

Ananta Vasudeva Temple
Every year thousands of pilgrims visit this place to pay homage to the Lords. The major festival of this temple is Janmastami. Vishnu is one of the deities in the Hindu trinity who is worshipped as the protector and preserver of the world and restorer of 'dharma' (moral order).Vishnu is known chiefly through his avatars (incarnations). In theory Lord Vishnu manifests a portion of himself anytime he is needed to fight evil, and his appearances are innumerable; but in practice, ten incarnations are most commonly recognized.

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The sculpture on the outer facade of the Anant Vasudev temple in Bhubaneswar, represents his boar incarnation "Varaha". At the end of the last deluge in the last Kalpa or age, Bhoomi Devi (Mother Earth) sank to the bottom of the ocean. Then Lord Vishnu, taking the form of a large boar, dived into the ocean and carried the goddess out of the ocean supported by his two tusks and his massive snout.

Other places to Visit

Lingaraj Temple
Lingaraj Temple Lingaraj Temple is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to archaeological experts, the temple is one of the foremost heritage sites of the east.

Mukteswara Temple
Lingaraj Temple is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to archaeological experts, the temple is one of the foremost heritage sites of the east. Mukteswara Temple
Rajarani Temple
Rajarani temple at Bhubaneswar is also one of the most notable monuments of the place. Dating back to AD 1100, here women are portrayed in a stunning variety of amorous poses and moods reminding one of the temples of Khajuraho.

Brahmeswar Temple
Brahmeswar temple is among the earliest temples where iron beams were used in its construction. The Temple is also known as the pancha-ratha temple with five coat plasters that give the structure almost a rounded appearance

Konark Beach
This is a quiet beach which is about 3-km from the temple.

Udaigiri and Khandagiri Caves
Udaigiri and Khandagiri Caves Udaigiri and Khandagiri caves are one among the famous tourist attractions in Orissa. The most popular ones to mention would be Akshay Ganga, Gupta Ganga, Shyam Kund and Radha Kund.

It is an impressive Buddhist site situated on a small hill and is surrounded by rivers all over. While ascending the hill one can come across wonderful vistas of vast plains with lush greenery.There two large monasteries which includes Sri Ratnagiri Mahavihara Aryabhikshu Sangha which were unearthed during the excavations that were carried out here.

Chilka Lake
Chilka Lake has been recognized for its exotic splendor and is considered as one of the largest lakes not only India, but in the entire Asian continent stretching over an area of 1,100 sq km. It has been an ideal picnic spot and offers ample scope for boating, fishing and bird watching.

Nearby tourist places to Ananta Vasudeva Temple

Ananta Vasudeva Temple

How to reach the Temple
  • Through Airways-the city of Bubaneshwar consists of regular Indian Airlines flights to Hyderabad, Nagpur, Calcutta, Delhi, Varanasi, Bombay and Madras. The airport is very close to town. The Indian Airline office is on Raj Path, by the bus stand.

  • Through Railways -the city of Bhubaneswar is on the main Kolkata to Chennai line so all the main trains stop here. The Howrah-Bangalore is the main line and Guwahati-Bangalore goes to Bangalore. Even the Coromandel Express is a good train going to Chennai. There are also direct trains to Delhi, Agra, Remuna, and Varanasi. The Rajdhani Express departs from Delhi one day a week on Fridays to Bhubaneswar. The Puri-New Delhi Express is a good train to Delhi.

  • Through Roadways- the best way to get from Bhubaneswar to Puri is on one of the Canter minibuses that leave from the old bus station in the center of town, the new bus stand.