Chausath Yogini Temple

10th century
Hirapur, near Bhubaneshvar

This temple is dedicated to the sixty-four (chausath) yoginis, Tantric goddesses whose sculptures are set into exterior and interior niches. The temple faces east; its circular form is typical of goddess temples, both inside and outside of India.

The temple is assigned to the 11th century by Michell (p. 236), while Huntington (p. 443) dates it to "Ca. 10th century... Somavamsi or perhaps slightly earlier."