127. Ekamra Walking: Kalingan architecture, traditions hypnotize Australian engineering students

Bhubaneswar: Australian students in the Indian student exchange program today joined the 127th Ecamra Walk of the Old City and were delighted to see the beautiful architecture and style of the Kalingan Temple.
More than 10 students from the leading Australian engineering college joined others to form a group of 27 walkers and began the 10th-century built courtyard of the Mukteswar Temple. Today’s walk started at 6:30 am, attended by many professionals, local students, among others.
Dibya, a dancer from Odyssey who was still one of the walkers today, presented some of the positions that are displayed on the walls of the temple that are related to dance. It was an electrified moment to see the positions of the sculptures come to life.
Harry, who headed the Australian contingent, informed him that he had done some research before coming to Bhubaneswar. He said that “many tourists who come to India visit places such as Goa, Rajasthan or Kerala which are the main tourist destinations, but we realized that Bhubaneswar is culturally richer, cleaner and more peaceful. That’s why we decided to visit this beautiful city of temples. “
Walkers today were fascinated by centuries-old temple traditions that are still being watched. They were particularly curious about the preparation of food in the kitchen of the temple Anant Vasudev, which they could see during the walk. Ananta Vasudev is the only sanctuary in Vishnu in Ekamra Kshetra, which is mostly surrounded by Shiva’s temples.
Georgia, a student of Mechatronic Engineering from Australia, said this walk was incredible. It was really a great chance to see everything the city offers and all the new initiatives taken by the city administration. “
Srimoyee, a banking expert working with HSBC in Kolkata, said that she was born and raised in Bhubaneswar, but she never visited these temples the way she is today. She said, “I recently read an article about environmentally friendly pens given to walkers and that caused something in me and motivated me to go for a walk. Today I took part in the walk and I am proud to be from this city of temples. This is a great initiative and it’s good to see people from all over the world get to know our city and its culture. “

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