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Tarakka: Ancient Monuments of Bhubaneswar as Reflections of Stars
By Deepak Bhattacharya 1 & P. C. Naik 2
Edited by Sharif Sakr

Small Stars

Some small stars are identifiable with lesser known monuments. For example, Manibhadreswar and neighbouring east-facing Lingas correspond with the body of the bow held by Kalapurusa in the Orion group. Similarly, the 32nd star of Orion is the corresponding star for the Taleswar (9th AD) and Hrutabhuk (El Nath) monuments. Star No. 7, which is associated with Agni corresponds to Dhun devi khala where the Bhois annually perform the rutual of walking on burning charcoal and fire on the month of Ashok Astami (month of Aries). Manibhadreswar and neighbouring east-facing Lingas correspond with the body of the bow held by Kalapurusa in the Orion

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