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Bhubaneswar (Ekamra-Kshetra): Temple Town and Cultural Centre

Title:Bhubaneswar (Ekamra-Kshetra): Temple Town and Cultural Centre
Author:Donaldson, Thomas Eugene
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 52 Issue no. 3; March 2001, p. 12-27
Abstract:Evidence of the antiquity of Ekamra-kshetra is provided by the Ashokan rock edict, the elephant emerging from a rock at Dhauli, sculptures, epigraphs, and literature. The writer discusses the Hatigumpha inscription and sculptured reliefs of Khandagiri and Udayagiri hills, the literary evidence of the tantric texts and the Mahabharata, and sculptures and architectural motifs on the Shatrughneshvara, Kalika Devi, Bhavani-Shankara, Parashurameshvara, Vaital Deul, Gauri, Mukteshvara, Rajarani, Brahmeshvara, Lingaraja, and Megheshvara temples built during the Shailodbhava, Bhauma-kara, and Somavamshi-kesari periods.

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