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. Plan to see Lingaraja Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bhubaneswar online driving holiday planner .
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  • By far the biggest temple of Bhubaneshwar, and built in the deula style. Lord Shiva is worshiped here as Harihara a combined form of Shiva and Vishnu. The architecture of the temple is breathtaking. S...  more »
  • Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar, It is one of the major tourist attractions of the Orissa State. The temple exhibits Architecture ...  more »
  • It was indeed a pleasure visiting this historical temple. One feels blessed and extremely proud of the culture and values of the ancient times. Sincerely wish if the systems, facilities and practices ...  more »
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  • The Place is for Devotional Ceremonies. Parking can be a issue for 4 wheelers. But one can Park at a distance to avoid rush.. Morning visit will be suggested. For Wheelchair, There is arrangements in the Entry
  • Really great place. Had a great experience. Though it's necessary to know about appropriate times of the day to have the most out of your visit.
  • 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.
  • I like this temple by my heart because there is Huge structure and in top of structure Lord Shiva seated. I like the place. Phones are not allowed and outside of temple you get locker to place your phones and footwear.
  • I had recently been there, Very big temple like a huge mountain and many small temples are there to increase the curiosity to see them all at any cost.. Very peaceful and devotional atmosphere... Mobiles and photography like activities prohibited inside...
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