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About Lingaraja Temple

Adorned with beautiful sculptures and the magnificence of red stones, Lingaraj Temple is the finest example of the quintessence of the Kalinga Architecture. This 54.8 meters high Hindu temple dominates the skyline of Bhubaneshwar. It is devoted to Lord Shiva and enshrines a huge statue, made up of granite. The idol has a diameter of 8 feet. Lingaraj Temple is erected in red sandstone with the stone of the darkest shade. The spacious courtyard houses 50 small shrines that are dedicated to several Hindu Gods. The fortification is done with beautifully carved massive walls and roofs around the shrine. The engravings on the walls and gates are a major attraction of the temple. You will find a unique specimen of fine art including seated lions projecting from the wall, women in various poses, men, and beast and couples. The temple is divided into four parts - the Garbh Griha, the Yajna Shala, the Bhoga Mandap and the Natya Shala respectively. The Lingam is bathed with water, milk and ‘Bhang’ (marijuana) and is offered prayers 22 times every day. The hymns of Lord Shiva and Vishnu, ‘aartis’ and the sound of musical instruments are so soothing to ears and will make you feel like you’re in heaven.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Pets
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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