The landscape of Orissa is dotted with a large number of temples. The temples of Orissa conform to the Indo Aryan Nagara style of architecture, with distinctive features specific to this region. The best known of these are the Lingaraja temple at Bhubaneshwar, Jagannath Temple at Puri and the Sun Temple at Konark.
The Orissan temple architectural style is known as Nagara. As a rule, an Orissan temple consists of two essential parts: the deul and the jagmohana. The tall, main structure (deul in Orissan) is a spiraling, elevated tower crowned with a lotus-shaped top. At the center of the deul is the inner sanctum where the temple deities are located. In front of the deul there is usually a porch structure (jagmohana) that is rectangular in shape.