The Temple of Paschimesvar is located at the south-western embankment of the Bindusager Lake. Thus, the shrine is called as Paschimesvar Mahadev Temple. The temple dates back to the 8th century AD. Today, this is a dilapidated structure, but still the Shiva Lingam is regularly worshiped and many priceless stone figures of Gods and Goddesses are scattered lose inside the temple premise.

Location Badu Sahi, Old town Bhubaneswar


The Paschimesvara Siva Temple is one of the ancient temples in Odisha, erected during the 8th Century AD. Even today the reminiscences of the Bhauma Epoch are witnessed from the dilapidated temple. The main god worshiped here is the Shiva Lingam. Detached sculptures of Goddess Parvathi, Lord Ganesha and Karthikeya are also found in the collapsed temple of the 8th century.


Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha is famous for its thousand-year-old cultural legacy. The city once housed more than 7,000 shrines built in the last 2000 years. The Lingaraj Temple, Jaleshwar temple, Paschimesvara etc are some of the century old temples of Bhubaneswar. Today the city is balancing the responsibility of enshrining the old heritage shrines as well as giving space to the modern cultural aspects. The city is now an important tech hub of the East.

Bhubaneswar is the perfect example of the Indo-Aryan culture, at the same time the place has also accredited the existence of the Adivasis (natives) alongside. Their art, architecture and handicrafts project the enthusiasm the people have towards creative art and some of the Kala are century old.

The Odissi Dance is one of the finest classical dances in India. Though, it belongs to the Northern India's Hindustani Classical music, but still the dance and the music associated with it is exclusive par excellence.

Visitors to Bhubaneswar can explore the State Museum in Bhubaneswar that enshrines the reminiscences of the valorous past of Kalinga (the ancient name of Odisha.

Darsan Dresscode

Nothing specific

Darsan Info

Open for Darshan from 6am to 9 pm

6 am to 9 pm at distinct intervals

Maha Shiv Ratri, Karthik Purnima

Temple Rituals 

Milk, Dhupa, Flowers, new clothes are offered to the Lord during worship.

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