Sunday, January 4, 2009
YOGINI TEMPLES, BHUBANESHWAR
Located in Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
The Sixty Four Yoginis temple at Hirapur is a circular enclosure with a narrow doorway to the eastern side.
The diameter of the enclosure is 7.62 meters or 25 feet and height of the wall on the paved floor inside is 1.87 metres or 6 feet 2 inches.
Yogini was considered sacred, hence this temple was created.
Inside the temple there are 60 niches and in every niche there is a figure of a Yogini.
All the Yogini images stand and are carved on black chlorite stone.