ASI urged to include Srimukhalingam Temple in UNESCO list

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Recently, the Srimukhalingam temple chief priest urged the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to get the historic Siva temple included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites

About Srimukhalingam Temple:

  • Some architectural masterpieces were created by the rulers of the Eastern Ganga dynasty in the then-capital of the Kalinga kingdom.
  • Srimukhalingam temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, known as Sri Mukha Lingeswara Swamy, housing 3 Ancient Temples at one Location.
  • The Trinity of Madhukeswara, Someswara and Bheemeswara Temples are a testimony to the magnificent architectural skills of Kalinga Kings.
  • This temple is built in Kalinga architectural style on the banks of the Vamsadhara river.


Q1) Who built Srimukhalingam Temple?

The main temple of Sri mukhalingam was built by Eastern Ganga Dynasty King Kamaranava deva II.

Source: Union government urged to include Srimukhalingam temple in UNESCO list