Mukteshwar temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is a 10th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The temple dates back to 950–975 CE and is a monument of importance in the study of the development of Hindu temples in Odisha.
The stylistic development the Mukteswar marks the culmination of all earlier developments and initiates a period of the experiment which continues for an entire century, as seen in such temples as the Rajarani Temple and Lingaraj temple, both located in Bhubaneswar. It is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the city.
Mukteshwar Dance Festival
The Mukteshwar Dance Festival is a surreal and boisterous 3-day celebration that takes places in the temple every year. Taking place in the month of January or February, this festival is celebrated with the mostly Odissi form of dance performances by locals and famous artists. It is usually coupled with a number of musical performances as well.
Best Time To Visit Mukteshwar Temple
The winter months of October to February are the best time to visit Bhubaneswar in general, and also since the Mukteshwar dance festival takes place during this time. Summer in Bhubaneswar usually has uncomfortable and scorching heat. The temple is open from 7 am to 7 pm on all days of the week.