The Raja Rani temple is one of the most unique temples of Bhubaneshwar. Set amidst the paddy fields in a picturesque background, this temple does not have any presiding deity inside the shrine. The name conferred upon it seems to have been given much later from the stone that was used building it, which is locally called the rajarani stone. This temple, built in the 11th century has beautiful sculptures of women in various poses. The anatomy of these sculptures is perfect and one is awestruck watching these figures, seen in amorous dalliance, as well as engaged in such activities as holding children, looking in mirrors, and playing with pet birds. Then there are guardians of the eight directions watching over the eight cardinal points.