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#2 of 213 Places To Visit in Bhubaneshwar
lingaraja temple
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Lingaraj Nagar, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Orissa 751002, India
+91-674-2340105 +91-94392-63655 +91-94370-82440
entry fee
no entry fee
All days of the week
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

how to reach lingaraja temple

The Bhubaneswar Airport connects the capital city with the rest of the country by air. There are daily flights for Bhubaneswar from cities like New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Visakhapatnam. There are regular trains available from major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore etc to Bhubaneswar. Upon reaching Bhubaneswar, passengers can avail the taxi/bus services to reach the temple. The temple is located in the Old City and is well connected by local transport. When you find yourself in the vicinity of a lot of old temples, know that you have hit the right spot. Do travel safely and enjoy your time in Lingaraja Temple!

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about lingaraja temple

Dedicated to Harihara, a combination of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, Lingaraja Temple is the largest in Bhubaneshwar. It is believed that this temple was constructed in the 11th century, by Jajati Keshari, a Somvanshi king. The temple also houses some essential Sanskrit scripts from the 6th and 7th centuries. Built in the traditional Kalinga style of architecture, the temple comprises of four main components: the vimana (the structure which contains the sanctum), the bhoga-mandapa (the hall of offerings), the nata Mandira ( the festival hall) and the jagamohana (the assembly hall). The temple is mostly built with laterite and sandstone and displays impressive carvings of beast and man.

This complex at Lingaraja Temple comprises of 150 shrines and is topped with a massive tower which is very intricately sculpted. The Lingaraja Temple is one of the few ancient temples in the city which is still used for worshipping and observing a rigorous pattern of rituals. There are scores of other minor temples around Lingaraja, but the 8th-century Vaital Temple deserves a special mention. It combines elements from tantric, Buddhist and Vedic traditions.

Lingaraja Temple is a centre for many festivals and events during the year, which adds so much allure to its calm and divine aura. Come here during Shivratri, the Rath Yatra and Chandan Yatra, to witness the temple taking on an all-new appearance!

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1 Lingaraja Temple review
Sourav Kumar Nanda
Sourav Kumar Nanda
Temple of gods!!
Jun 26 2014
Lingraj temple is filled with old monuments which must be seem if u r coming as a tourist to BBSR.. its really a nice place which i have visited this month