Ananta Vasudeva Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu located in Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Orissa, India. The temple was constructed in the thirteenth century, and the complete murties of Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra are worshipped there. Balarama stands under a seven hooded serpent, while Krishna holds a mace, chakra and a conch. The temple dates back to the period of Chandrika Devi, the daughter of Anangabhima III, during the reign of the king Bhanudeva.
It appears that the original image of Vishnu was worshipped on the spot where the great temple of Ananta Vasudeva was built in the 13th century A.D. There must have been an old temple where this Vishnu image was installed. The Marathas, who extended their empire up to river Mahanadi, were responsible for constructing the Vishnu Temple
at Bhubaneswar. Thus in 13th century, Chandrika was prompted to construct a new temple - the temple of Anata Vasudeva in this place.
In form, the temple resembles the Lingaraj temple, but includes vaishnavite(Lord Vishnu related) sculptures. The temple has longitudinal bands of miniature sikharas(shrines), exactly like those in Lingaraj temple, with the minor difference that the number of the sikharas forming one longitudinal band in its case is only three. The sculpture in the exterior walls varies in character in each temple in Bhubaneswar. Most of the female sculptures in the temple walls are overly ornamanted and lack originality.