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Reema Bhalla Jan 02 2014

What is the significance of Shivling in Lingaraj Temple?

Mercy Jacob Jan 02 2014
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The lingam or the Shivling in the temple is a natural unshaped stone that rests on a Sakti. Such a lingam is called Krutibasa or Swayambhu and is found in 64 places in different parts of India. Lingaraja was thus came to be known as Harihara, a combination of Shiva and Vishnu.

Photo of Lingaraj Temple (by G.-U. Tolkiehn)
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