Gangeswari Temple, Bayalish Baati Village

Gangeswari Temple is located in the tiny village of Bayalish Bati, close to Gop in the Puri district of Odisha. It is situated in the Bhubanswar-Konark road, just 12 KM from Konark. Although the temple foundation is of laterite stone, the temple itself is constructed of sandstone. As per legends, the chief architect of Konark Sun temple, Sibei Samantaray Mahapatra, belonged to this village and it is here that the 1,200 craftsmen, engineers and supervisors of Konark Suntemple stayed whilst making their plans for constructing the sun temple. This temple is 800 years old but the intricate carving on its walls is a wonderful example of Kalingan architecture.

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