Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 (Local Wire): US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster joined a special Ekamra Walks and walked from the 10th Century Mukteswar to 11th Century Lingaraj Temple in the capital city on Monday.
The Ambassador, accompanied by Consul General Katherine B Hadda from Hyderabad and other embassy and consular officials, started the heritage tour around 9 am and continued till 10.20 am covering a distance of more than 1 km.
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 “sthapathis” as they were referred to in the ancient text.
After Parasurameswar, the Ambassador went through the Kotitirtha Lane and saw Swarnajaleswar 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.
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.