The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has finished lighting of Ananta Vasudeva Temple, the only Vishnu temple in the Old Town area as most of the temples are Shiva temples around the Ekamra Kshetra, the ancient name of the Temple City.
Besides the Ananta Vasudeva Temple in Old Town area (both under the Central and State protection list) 15 other temples have been taken up by the development authority to have a new look so that people would tend to have a walk around them, enjoy the ambience and take photographs.
The other 16 temples include: Markandeswar Temple, Sari Temple, Vaital Temple, Bhabanisankar Temple, Chitrakrini Temple, Dakarabibhisaneswar Temple, Devi Padahara Temple, Bakreswar Temple, Nabakeswar Temple, Swarnajaleswar Temple, Papanasini and Maitreswar Temple, Aisaneswara Temple, Makareswar Temple, Dwaravashini Temple and Mohini Temple.
Under its “Light Sculpture Project”, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has illuminated four major flyovers i.e. Vani Vihar, Acharya Vihar, Jaydev Vihar and Rajmahal Square and six parks to create an impressive LED lighting arrangement to give public spaces an illuminated makeover.
The six parks in the list for illumination include Biju Patnaik Park, Indira Gandhi Park, Buddha Jayanti Park, Mahatma Gandhi Park, Madhusudan Das Park and Kharavela Park. Bomikhal overbridge in Bhubaneswar will be thrown open to public in January.