Lingaraj Temple

  Rath Road, Lingaraj Nagar, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002

The Lingaraja temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The central tower of the temple is 180 ft (55 m) tall. The temple represents the quintessence of the Kalinga architecture and culminating the medieval stages of the architectural tradition at Bhubaneswar

The temple is believed to be built by the kings from the Somavamsi dynasty, with later additions from the Ganga rulers.

Bhubaneswar is called the Ekamra Kshetra as the deity of Lingaraja was originally under a mango tree (Ekamra) as noted in Ekamra Purana, a 13th-century Sanskrit treatise.

The temple is active in worship practises, unlike most other temples in Bhubaneswar and Shiva is worshipped as Harihara, a combined form of Vishnu and Shiva.

Lingaraja temple is maintained by the Temple Trust Board and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The temple has an average of 6,000 visitors per day and receives lakhs of visitors during festivals. Shivaratri festival is the major festival celebrated in the temple and event during 2012 witnessed 200,000 visitors.

Special Attraction

Didicated to lord Shiva.

Historical place

Amazing architecture.

The heart of the city.

Religious importance.

Near By Places

Bindu Saravora

Ananta Basudev Temple.

Parasurameswara Temple.

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