Mukteswara temple is said to be the 'gem of Orissan architecture'. It was built in 950 AD. It is easily accessible from the main city. It is made of sandstone and have a perfect synchronization of architecture with sculpture.
It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The term Mukteswara means 'Lord who gives freedom through yoga'. The sculptures embracing the temple empower it. The tenure temple has imprints of figures of ascetics in various poses of meditation.
The architectural beauty of the temple is worth gazing. The construction is a blend of the old style and the new ndeisgns. Many improvements have been done over the years. It is now known as the harbinger of the new culture. Mukteswara temple is a site of h Indian heritage and this peaceful shrines invites devotees and pilgrims all year round.