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Location : At a distance of 48 kms from Srikakulam, Srimukhalingam
God Worshiped : Lord Shiva
Architectural Style : Indo - Aryan
Constructed in : Start of 9th century AD
Mukhalingam Temple, Andhra Pradesh, India :
Mukhalingam Temple sited on the left bank of the Vamsadhara which is of 48-km away from Srikakulam city. The place was the capital of the old Ganga kings of Kalinga.
It is prominent for the temple of 'Srimukhalingesvara' (Shiva), which is seized in great adulation. The architectural fashion used for this temple is of Indo-Aryan Style that differs from Dravidian fashion. It is to be said that this temple was built during the start of 9th century AD.
The sculptures in this temple are extraordinarily accurate and graceful. The inscriptions of this temple showcase that in the past Buddhists were inhabited here. The festival of Mahashivratri that occurs once in a year is celebrated every year. Pilgrims from distance places come here to participate in the festival with their family. Every year this festival attracts more than 25,000 people and they come to worship the god to get the blessing by offering them milk, flowers and sweets.
There are good options available for accommodation in Srikakulam. There are few hotels that offer some basic facilities. There are some good hotels which offer good rooms to stay and good service. Some places also have facility of food for tourists depending on the availability.