Hazara Mandapa
Location: Bhubaneswar
Famous For : Lord Shiva
District: Khordha
History : Hazara Mandapa is located within the Kapilesvara temple precinct, Kapilesvara village, Old Town, Bhubaneswar. This is a very lofty sacred Mandapa along with a flight of stone-made steps; the mandapa has total sixteen stone pillars that greatly support the flat roof. It was built in the 13th century A.D. and it is now under the guidance of Kapilesvara Temple Trust Board.In the first Saturday of every Sivaratri Lord Lingaraja comes to visit Lord Sanisvara sitting over this Mandapa. Then the lord marches towards the Kapilesvara temple to meet God Kapila which is famously known as Kasia Kapila bheta. On the first Saturday after the Sivaratri lord Lingaraja visits lord Sanisvara, whose temple is beside the Mandapa. After paying homage to lord Sanisvara, Lord Lingarajaa sits for a while in the Hazara Mandap. There he proceeds to meet lord Kapila, which is popularly known as Kasia-Kapila Bheta. Besides, the sacred Hazara Mandapa is not only renowned for its religious significances but also for its incredible architecture that shows the real picture of ancient style of Indian architecture.
How to Reach : Bhubaneswar airport is situated only 3 km distance from the temple that connected the city to different parts of the country. A number of the important railway station in Bhubaneswar city are Lingaraj temple road railway station, Bhubaneswar railway station, Mancheswar railway station and Bani Bihar railway station.Regular buses, cars and taxi services are available throughout the city.

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