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Vaital Deul Temple Bhubaneswar Odisha

Vaital Deul Temple Bhubaneswar
Vaitala deuḷa temple  is a 9th-century Hindu temple typical Khakara temple dedicated to Goddess Chamunda located in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa, India.Vaital Deul Temple, situated near Bindu Sarovar, is a Tantric temple constructed during the eight century. The temple belongs to an offshoot of Kalinga School, the Khakhara order. The main deity is Chamunda, the Tantric form of Goddess Durga. Chamundi Devi is depicted with bright red tongue which is protruded out and wearing a necklace with skulls adorning it.

Vaital Temple is renowned for its striking feature of the deul, means tower, with rectangular shape and also for the sculptural beautification of the temple walls and tower. The temple is believed to be the major center for Tantric worship and training. The temple showcases a style of worshiping with a mix of elements from particular sects of Buddhism and Hinduism.

The entrance is decorated with a four-faced linga with remarkable carvings. The image of Surya God flanked by his sisters Usha and Pratyusha is placed on the eastern face of the tower. An image of third Pandava, Arjuna, driving his chariot is also seen on the tower.The temple is appreciated for its sculpture and architectures. Many devotees also visit here to offer prayers.

Other important temples in Bhubaneshwar:
  • Lingaraja Temple
  • Rajarani Temple
  • Parasurameswar Temple
  • Bindu Sagar

How to get there
by Air: Bhubaneswar has its own airport named Biju Patnaik Airport. Regular flights operate to and from Bhubaneswar to all metros and major destinations in India. The airport is around 3 km from city.
by Rail: Bhubaneswar is one of the most important railway stations in Eastern India. It has connecting trains to many states and major cities.
by Road: The city being the capital is well connected to all parts of the state and nearby states as well. There is regular bus service to and from all major cities. The main bus stand is at a distance of 8 km from the city center.

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