Despite this fact, the temple stands out in its style of architecture with structures bearing witness to a distinct Buddhist influence almost reminiscent of the Kalinga School of Temple Architecture. Standing on a hill top to the east of Bhubneshwara city, the Mukteshvara is renowned for its ornamented arched gateway built by carving a singular piece of stone, which lays the entrance gateway to the temple. The torana is very symbolic of Mukteshvara temple as it is not seen in any other temples in Odisha. The main temple chamber known as the garba griha is situated well within the temple campus in the sanctum and houses a Shivlinga made of white marble and a copper yoni. It is surrounded on all sides by idols of Brahma Vishnu Parvati Hanuman and Ganesh along with the staple Nandi the bull statues, who is believed to be Shiva's vehicle for movement.
The best time to visit the Mukteshvara temple is during the Mukhteshwara festival which is dedicated to showcasing and encouraging the traditional art forms of the region, along with a confluence for celebration of Hinduism by believers and practitioners in the state of Odisha. The dance festival is a four day affair and is highlighted as one of the most prominent tourist attractions by the tourism board of the state of Odisha.
Mukteshvara Temple open at 06:30 AM to 07:30 PM