By: Srikanta Singh
A 10th Century Monument – Panchu Pandava Temple, Ganeswarpur, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
The temple structured on the background of Jaluka Hill and the left bank of the river Birupa. This monument is very well maintained by the Archeological Survey Of India, ASI.
The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple built by Pandavas when they travelled through this place and stayed here few time in Mahabharata era but the present structure was built on the period of Somavamsi ruler.
The structure of the Vimana, Jagamohana and the north-east corner shrines have collapsed. Both south western and south eastern shrines are intact.
In main Garvagriha of this Panchu Pandava Temple, the presiding deity is a four-armed standing Lord Vishnu.
କଟକ ଜିଲ୍ଲାର ଗଣେଶ୍ୱରପୁରସ୍ଥିତ ପଞ୍ଚୁପାଣ୍ଡଵ ମନ୍ଦିର, ଅନନ୍ୟ ପୂରାତନ ତଥା କାରୁକାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ବିମଣ୍ଡିତ ବିଷ୍ଣୁ ମନ୍ଦିର ! ଉତ୍କଳୀୟ କଳା ଓ ଭାସ୍କର୍ଯ୍ୟର ଏକ ଶ୍ରେଷ୍ଠ ନିଦର୍ଶନ !