Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 (Local Wire): Participating in Ekamra Walks, US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster walked from the 10th Century Mukteswar to 11th Century Lingaraj Temple in the capital city.
The Ambassador, accompanied by Consul General Katherine B Hadda from Hyderabad and other embassy and consular officials, started the heritage walk around 9 am and continued till 10.20 am covering a distance of more than 1 km, on Monday.
The US Ambassador showed keen interest in the architectural style and the unique Kalingan way of temple building, especially, the arch of 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 texts.
After Parasurameswar, the Ambassador went through Kotitirtha Lane and visited Swarnajaleswar and Kotitirtheswar temples before reaching the holy Bindusagar Lake.
He was reportedly fascinated by the water body as the sunlight and the blue sky created a magnificent view.
Throughout the heritage wal,k the envoy tried to capture the memories with his own camera and enjoyed the time with people, places, lanes and passages of Old Bhubaneswar.