Megheswar Temple is a Hindu temple built in the 12th century, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located near the Tankapani road area Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is built in Saptaratha style temple architecture. Megheswar temple is well-crafted of graceful dancers, animals, flowers, and birds.
There are two other temples that are also dedicated to Lord Shiva those are Bhaskareswar and Brahmeswara. Between them Bhaskareswara temple is is different from all temples of Bhubaneswar in terms of structural pattern. This temple was built by the instructions of Swapnesvara, who was the brother-in-law of the Ganga King Rajaraja in between (1192-95 AD).
The architecture of this temple is very beautiful, the entrance of the temple has a sculpted arc. The entrance of this temple has two Naga stambhas. It is a living temple with Shiva Linga named Megheswar. The vimana as well as outside of the temple is well crafted. There are three parshwadevatas (Niche Idols) of big sizes that are very attractive. Those are Lord Ganesha, Kartika, and Parvati.
From October to February are the best time to visit this temple as well as Bhubaneswar. The weather is quite pleasant at this time.
Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM
Located in: Bhubaneswar
Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station: Bhubaneswar
Best Time to visit: October to February