Lingaraja Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
  • Address: Lingaraj Road, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002, Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-6742340105
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture

Located in the midst of several other ancient temples of Bhubaneshwar, Lingaraja temple stands out because of its remarkable architectural work. The temple is said to be dedicated to Lord Shiva. As you look at the exterior walls of the temple, you can see the intricate craftsmanship on it. The artistic sculptures carved on the red stone walls of the temple are surely going to put you in awe of it. It is believed that the temple dates back to the 11th century and it follows Kalinga architectural style. However, some people also say that a portion of the temple was built way back in 6th century. Inspite of the confusion regarding the establishment of the temple, a visit to this temple is a must, especially if you are fond of ancient architecture.

While exploring the vast complex of the temple, don’t miss out to crane your neck and see the 55 meters tall spire of the temple that dominates Bhubaneshwar’s skyline.

  • Follow the common Hindu rituals like leaving your shoes outside the temple premise. 

  • Entry is free.

  • The temple is open throughout the week.
  • The timings for daily rituals – visit the official website. 

  • By auto rickshaw or hired car from the centre of the city. 

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  • Lingaraja Temple Address: Lingaraj Road, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002, Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Lingaraja Temple Contact Number: +91-6742340105
  • Lingaraja Temple Timing: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Lingaraja Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Lingaraja Temple(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lingaraja Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Bhubaneshwar include Lingaraja Temple in their plan

  • 43.1% of people start their Lingaraja Temple visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Lingaraja Temple

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

93.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lingaraja Temple

People normally club together Udayagiri And Khandagiri Caves and Dhauligiri Hills while planning their visit to Lingaraja Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Beware of temple priests. Every body behind will lose the devotion once you start encountering them. They even were blocking the sight to see deity. Otherwise the temple was big and wonderful and relatively clean.

  • If you are not a religious tourist, you can easily skip it. No photography inside. Touts everywhere. Ready to skin the tourists. Rampant cheating. There are many smaller temples just as beautiful within walking distance of Lingaraj temple. I enjoyed seeing the temples around more than the main one. Inside the temple premises also there are many small structures and temples with nice sculptor. Flowers offered to the deity include Datura, which is poisonous.!

  • One of the most beautiful beautiful and popular places. The temple is very neat and clean. The atmosphere is also very holy. Recommend to go early morning atmosphere very peaceful and calm as by the time more and more devotees are there and place gets crowded.

  • One of the famous ancient Shiva temple in Odisha named as Lingaraj temple. People around the world comes here to worship the Lord Shiv.It consists of many small temples surrounded the main temple.Inside the temple photography is not allowed.Neat and Clean place. Well maintenance by the authorities.Nice experience of visiting this place.

  • Very calming place. If you are tired of life you can come here and start you spiritual journey. Very old monuments and Lingas from about 1000 years ago.cameras mobile not allowed. Don't snap pic just go there sit in front of God as much you want . Loved it.

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    • The Lingaraj Temple is open on all days of the week between 5:00 AM and 9:00 PM

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