Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneshwar
About Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneshwar
Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneshwar - Address, Phone Number
Address: Lingaraj Road, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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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.
Lingaraja Temple Information
- Follow the common Hindu rituals like leaving your shoes outside the temple premise.
Lingaraja Temple Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Lingaraja Temple Opening and Closing Hours
- The temple is open throughout the week.
- The timings for daily rituals – visit the official website.
How To reach Lingaraja Temple by Public Transport
- By auto rickshaw or hired car from the centre of the city.
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Visited Lingaraj Temple many times. Leather items, mobiles, cameras are not allowed inside the Temple. Pandas will cover you as soon as you enter the Temple. But if you want to give offerings on your own, can do it. It is a temple where Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva has combined themselves as Lord Lingaraj. You can see the statues of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva at the gate of the Main temple entrance. In the Temple complex you can see the temples of almost all the deities worshiped by the Hindus. Beautiful architectural designs. Wonderful place to visit
Large temple showcasing the beauty of ancient architecture. The ambience is powerful. No mobile phones and electronic devices allowed inside. The temple houses many deities the main deity being Lord Shiva. Prasadam is available at 40rs.
Very beautiful temple. You feel great after visiting this temple and you also goin to get a positive energy..
More than 20 times I have visited this place.since I was studying in this city for 7years,very nice place.you will get local delicious sweets(dry khaja) in cheaper rate. atmosphere inside temple is very spiritual.you must visit once.
One of the wonderful temple of entire India. You shall witness temples of different size, different designs but all are maintaining the same prototype. No photography or camera, phone allowed inside. people have to register this in their own memory card.
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