Astasambhu Siva Temples is a collection of 8 Hindu temples located in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa,India.Ashta means eight and Sambhu refers to another name of Lord Shiva. Five of them are arranged in one alignment are also known as Panchu Pandava.Built in 10th century A.D.According to architectural features like bada division and pabhaga mouldings, this temple was built around 10th Century A.D. This is a building made up of stones and its typology is Rekha Deul.
Astasambhu temple houses a cluster of eight Shiva Lingas made of precious stones. Each one of them is of a different colour. Some are white while some are red and black. Thus they are very appealing to devotees. The Shiva Lingas appear to be in different colors when looked at from different directions. Due to the reflection of the sun their color changes. These eight Shiva Lingas are named after different names of Lord Shiva such as Markandeswar, Yajneswar, Nilakantheswara, Vilveswara, Kapalamochana, Baleswara, Isaneswara and Pataleswara. The temple is surrounded by Godavari tank in the east, Uttaresvara Siva Temple compound wall in west, and Bindusagar tank in south beyond the compound wall. The temple has an east facing shrine.
Best time to visit: Oct-Feb
District: Khordha (Khurda)
Elevation: 33 m
Open Time: 6Am-8.30Pm
Popular Cuisine: Local Food
Attractions: Rameswar Temple,Lingaraja Temple,Siddhesvara Temple,Durga Narayani Temple,Parvati Temple,Bindu sagar lake
Nearest Bus Stop: Rasulgadh
Nearest Railway Station: Bhubaneswar
Travel Options: Taxi, Bus, Train, Flight
Nearest town: Bhubaneswar
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 0 km