Bhaskareswar Temple

The distinctive aspect of this temple built in 7th century AD is that it is a double storied temple with a tall linga (nine feet high from the floor level), which was said to be features of a mutilated Buddhist stupa-said to be built on a Buddhist monument.

To enable the devotees to reach the top of the linga, and to perform ritualistic worship, the bada is built in two tiers, the upper tier, approachable by a flight of steps against the northern wall of the lower tier, is pierced with a door on the West side; the lower one looks like a platform and is provided with four doorways, one on each side, leading to the floor of the sanctum. Both the tiers are pancharatha on plan and have five-fold divisions.