Bhubaneswar: US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster came on a special Ekamra Walks and walked from the 10thCentury Mukteswar to 11th Century Lingaraj Temple.
The Ambassador, accompanied by Consul General Katherine B. Hadda from Hyderabad and other Embassy and Consular officials, started the heritage tour covering
The US Ambassador showed keen interest in knowing the architectural style and the unique Kalingan way of temple building and especially, the beautifully designed arch of the Mukteswar Temple.
After that, he went to 7th Century Parasurameswar Temple, which is also a masterpiece in temple building craftsmanship of the Odishan traditional architects or “
After Parasurameswar, the Ambassador went through the Kotitirtha Lane and sawSwarnajaleswar and Kotitirtheswar Temples and reached the holy Bindusagar Lake and was fascinated by the view of the water body as the morning sunlight and the blue sky created a magnificent view.
He also clicked photographs with the priests performing traditional rites.
The 12th Century
Throughout the heritage walk, the Envoy tried to capture the memories with his own camera and enjoyed the time with people, places, lanes and passages of Old Bhubaneswar.
Vice-Chairman Bhubaneswar Development Authority and Municipal Commissioner Dr Krishan Kumarthanked the US Envoy, Kenneth I. Juster, for joining Ekamra Walks, the first guided heritage tour of the city, which has become a major tourist attraction in recent times.