Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneswar

Pay a visit to Lingaraja Temple, the largest and one of the oldest temple complexes in the area. The main tower stands at 55 m (180 ft) tall and dominates the surrounding area. Believed to have been built by kings of the Somavamsi dynasty in the 11th century CE, this historical place of worship honors Harihara, a form of Shiva and Vishnu. It represents a distinctly Kalinga architectural style, marked by dense iconography, historical and mythological references, and an idol auspiciously placed under a tree (here, the deity of Lingaraj originally lay under a mango). Stroll the walled enclosure's 50 shrines, each offering a wealth of artworks inside masterfully carved buildings. Plan to see Lingaraja Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bhubaneswar online driving holiday planner .
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  • Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneshwar, was a lovely experience for us....Although the pandas in the Temple create little problem, otherwise the place is so peaceful....Had lots of other temples inside the ...  more »
  • Cannot carry mobile or bag inside. Every two step some one approaches saying he can guide you. You can spend 20 to 30 minutes.  more »
  • A must see for every visitor to Bhubaneshwar. Very impressive temple. Over a thousand years old dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple has marvelous, intricate carvings from top to bottom that leave you...  more »
  • A beautiful Hindu temple with historical architecture. Lord Shiva is worshipped here. Various small shrines are located inside with various other deities. A important landmark of Bhubaneswar with a lot of tourists visit the place daily. The surrounding of the temple is not clean and not well maintained.
  • This place is really amazing. It’s around 20 mins drive from railway station. There are so many small yet beautiful temples around the main temple. I was really impressed by the architecture of the temples. It’s unlike any other temples in India. We visited this place after sunset due to time constraint, but I suggest you to visit the temple in the day time to fully enjoy the beauty of the temples. Mobiles and cameras are not allowed inside the temple premises. You can deposit them in the cloak room before entering the temple and collect them later. Don’t miss visiting this gem of a place while you are in Bhubaneswar.
  • Just one word "Unity in Diversity". There is all god and goddess small temple in our Religion... Main temple is nice and build with ancient architecture. It is four side and all side same architecture. Mobile, Camera, Leather, and Shoes not allowed...
  • It's a nice temple with wonderful architecture. You would be surely amazed after you have look at the tower which is a perfect sculpt of rocks seemed to be stacked over one another. Must place to visit if you are in Bhubaneswar. It has a multiple number of Shiva temples for different form of Shiva.
  • A very old temple with lovely carved walls and pillars. This temple is spread over a huge area and one can find numerous temples in its peripheral. The architecture is just brilliant and the main temple is just marvelous. No phones or camera are allowed inside the temple and one can find a mobile stand just outside the temple along with the shoe stand at a moderate fee of 10rs per phone. This temple is a must visit in bhubaneswar atleast for its architectural beauty.

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