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Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneswar

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lingaraja Temple and many more Bhubaneswar attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bhubaneswar vacation generator.
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  • Very praised, is surrounded by a high wall and being banned for non-Hindus (you can see the Interior only by an outdoor deck, guarded from the usual guardian calling for the mite to climb) sculptural beauty cannot be valued directly.
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  • A must see of Bhuvaneshwar. Cameras aren't allowed. Beware of the pandas. The main temple is lingaraj but there are quite small temples around it which are also quite interesting.  more »
  • The historic temple of Lingaraj is a must place to visit if you are in Bhubaneswar. In this temple you will not feel the chores of the city and have a good time in the shrine of Lord Shiva. The carvin...  more »
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  • Being build in the 11th century, Lingaraj Temple is mainly famous for worship of Lord Shiva.. This old sculpture is one of the best examples to show the work of the then workers..
  • It is a unique temple of India. In this temple Lord Shiva and Vishnu reside together and hence on top of the main dome, you won't fins a Trishul, the symbol of all Shiva Temples. A must visit for alll devotees as well as lovers of history. Photography is not allowed.
  • Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Harihara, a form of Shiva and Vishnu and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • Temple complex having fifty stone carved temples.Sculptures and carvings on the temple will leave any visitor spellbound.These are built in typical 'Kalinga' architectural style.This temple complex reflects India's rich heritage and architectural gifts to the world.After visiting Lingaraja and other temples in the old Bhubneshwar city,you come to know why it is called a 'temple city'.
  • Hara hara maha deva