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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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  • Its a very old temple of Lord Shiva and the architechure is amazing. Inside the temple there are several small temples. A must visit if you are in Bhubneshwar. Travel hint - Try not to carry your mobi...  more »
  • Photography not allowed inside the temple. here priest are as similar to bhugneswar but i do not feel uncomfortable with them as they satisfied what you give to them. My father give 500 rs which is to...  more »
  • Very beautiful ambience, peaceful and gives an immense feeling of purity as a devotee of lord shiva.. I had been there with my family during the evening... they believe that u can find all Hindu gods ...  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