It is a magnificent monument dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built by King Jajati Keshari in the 10th Century and completed by King Lalatendu Keshari in the 11th Century. The main spire is 54 metres high. Besides, there is a pillared hall, a dancing hall (NatyaMandap) and a hall for serving offerings (BhogaMandap).The walled campus has about 50 smaller shrines, including one dedicated to Goddess Parvati. It is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar. This great temple represents the quintessence of the Kalinga type of architecture, the culminating result of the architectural activities at Bhubaneswar. (Only Hindus are allowed).