Ananta Vasudev Temple | Temple City Bhubaneswar Odisha

This 13th century old Shri Ananta Vasudev (Basudev) temple will mesmerize you with its grand architecture and golden history. As we all know Bhubaneswar is considered as Temple city of Odisha and it is the destination of all the famous and oldest temples. Apart from this, Ananta Vasudev temple is one of the famous temple and the only temple of Lord Vishnu in Bhubaneswar near Bindu Sagar.

Anant Basudev Temple Bhubaneswar
Ananta Vasudev Temple

The Ananta Vasudev temple dates back to Chandrika Devi, the daughter of Anangabhim III, during Bhanudeva’s reign. According to legend, the original statue of Vishnu was worshiped at the place where the great temple of Anant Vasudeva was built. Thus in the 13th century, Queen Chandrika of the Eastern Ganga dynasty was inspired to build a new temple – the temple Anant Basudeva in this place. So at that time she constructed this temple for all the devotees. There must have been an old temple where this Vishnu statue was installed. The Marathas, who extended their empire up to the Mahanadi River, were responsible for rebuilding the Vishnu temple at Bhubaneswar at the end of the 17th century.

ananta vasudev mandir
ananta vasudev mandir

Like Shri Jagannath temple in Puri , Bhagwan Balram and Devi Subhadra are worshipped along with Shri Krishna and it is commonly known as Chakra kshetra. The outer architecture of this temple is very beautiful and you can see the Bhog is being continuously prepared in huge pots, here Mahaprasad (Abadha) offered as Bhog. Devotees can buy this prasad and eat it in Mandir premises too. Everyday aarti is organised at the temple and lots of devotees visit this temple during morning and evening.

Since most of the temple of Bhubaneshwar are Shiva temples, so if you are looking for a Vishnu temple, then must visit this well maintained Shri Ananta Basudev temple with your friends or family and satisfy yourself by having the Mahaprasad bhog at temple premises.

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