Yameshwar Temple, Bhubaneswar , Odisha. It is believed that Bhagwan Yama, god of death worshipped Bhagwan Shiva here. Yamesvara Temple was built by the Eastern Ganga during 13th or 14th century CE. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam.
The Vimana follows Rekha Deula style and Jagamohana follows Pidha Deula style. There are two Parvati idols and one unidentified idol is found in the jagamohana. There is Mandapam in the front side of the shrine. It is not connected to the main shrine.
Nandi can be found in raised Mandapam similar to the one found in the south temple. There are two Deepa Sthambams can be found near Nandi mandapam. Sculptures and reliefs of Dikpalas, Amorous couple, Nayikas, Vidalas, Erotics, elephant procession can be found around the shrine.
The exterior walls as well as the vimana are intricately decorated with sculptures and reliefs like dancing girls, amorous couples, ladies riding lions, elephant procession, Nagas, etc.
The entrance has Navagraha Panel and Lakshmi relief image. There are four small shrines located in the prakara. Some of them are located partially underground. Few Shiva Lingas are found in the prakara. There is a small temple can be found in Yamesvara Temple compound.
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