• Shiva

Sobhaneshwara Shiva Temple

Sobhaneshwara Shiva Temple is an ancient temple on the left bank of the river Prachi. This temple adorned with beautiful sculptures is really a treasure trove for scholars and tourists. Vimana, Jagamohana, Natyamandira or dance hall and Bhogamandapa constitute the temple parts. The main temple is a resplendent example of the rekha style of Orissan architecture.The Ashta Dikpalakas or gods of the eight directions, with their respective consorts, are carved on the body of the main temple. The image of Chamunda (Goddess Durga) which stands to its west is considered the oldest Chamunda image so far discovered in Orissa.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge
Shlokas

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.

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