Saturday, January 14, 2017

'Odisha- the one place you must visit before you die' by K.J.S.Chatrath

It has become a cliche' to say that you must visit these ten or twenty or hundred places before you die. Having visited a few places across the world, I would say that Odisha is the one place one must visit before one dies.

I worked in Orissa for 35 years and left the state on retirement in 2003, but my hunger for visiting various places in this wonderful state has not yet got satiated.

I am just back after a one week trip to Odisha during which I visited the State Museum and various temples at Bhubaneswar, then the Budhist sites of Lalitgiri, Ratangiri and Udaygiri. And   moving towards Konark, the Chausath Yogini Temple  and ofcourse the Konark temple and the Museum there.

I would be posting many write-ups and photos taken during this visit. But here are just a few photos to whet the appetite.....

 Mukteshwar temple, Bhubaneswar.
 
Lalitgiri.

 Chausath Yogini temple near Bhubaneswar. Each of the 64 'yoginis' sports a different hairstyle.

 Konark.

  Konark.

Thats a tired looking me at Ratangiri.

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