Chateshwar Temple, Cuttack, Odisha

Lord Shiva art

Lord Shiva art

Chateshwar Temple is situated in Krushnapur village near Bahugram in Cuttack, in Odisha. The presiding deity of this shrine is within a circular yonipitha, patalaphuta Shivalinga. The Temple’s other deities are broken images of Chamunda, Nandi, Buddha, Udyotasimha, Surya and a miniature four- armed Vishnu.

It is to be highly noted that this particular shrine is regarded as a living shrine. It is to be highly noted that the bada has perfectly multi-segmented horizontal right mouldings in high elevation plus pancharatha on plan.

A large crowd is witnessed on Mondays. Special Pujas and ceremonial rituals are conducted in a grand manner on all the Hindu religious festival days and other auspicious days in this shrine.

This Temple can be reached from Cuttack via Jagatpur by road as it is easily accessed by the ardent followers plus admirers and tourists. The major festivals of this shrine are Kartik Purnima, Margashirsha Purnima, Sankranti and Shivaratri.

This Temple was built during 12th Century AD by the Eastern Ganga dynasty rule. Archeologist and historians dated this shrine based on the different faith such as Sakta and Saivite’s fetached sculptures

The family members indulge in this pooja in order to appease lord Vishnu and achieve a person’s aims and desires fulfilled. It is to be remembered that a person who wishes to perform the Shri Satyanarayana puja on each and every pournima day can initially begin on Kartik purnima day. Shri Satyanarayana puja is conducted in a grand manner during the Kartik purnima day in this Temple.

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