Sri Lingaraja Temple

Temple Name  Sri Lingaraja Temple
God   Lingaraj
Timings 5:00 AM m to 9:00 PMm
City  Lingaraj Temple Road, Old Town, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
District  Khurda , Bhubaneshwar
Moolavar  Shiva and Vishnu
Special God Lord Shiva

Singer

Prathamastami,Pravarana Sasthi,Pusyabhiseka,Sivaratri

Speciality

It is adorned with beautiful sculptures, which have been carved on the spire. Lingaraja temple is approximately 54.8 metres high and enshrines a huge statue of Lord Shiva, made up of granite. The idol is 8 feet in diameter and is placed on a platform that is about 8 inches above ground.

General

Lingaraja temple is one of the oldest and largest temples of the ‘Temple City of India’ – Orissa. Drenched in the architectural style typical of Kalinga, the temple doesn’t only attract religious devotees but also the historians.

History

Lingaraj temple of Bhubaneswar is believed to date back to the later half of eleventh century.It is also said that the temple was constructed by Jajati Keshari, the SomaVanshi King. However, there are no historical records to authenticate the claim.



Address Lingaraj Temple Road, Old Town, Bhubaneshwar
Phone 0674-2340105 (office)
Website  http://www.lordlingaraj.org.in/
Location  Old Town, Bhubaneshwar
Bus   five kilometers away from main bus stand.
Train 5 kms away from main Railway station.
Airport  3 kms away from the airport
Others  Half a Kilometre away from Bhubaneswar-Puri main road and one can also reach near the temple by autorickshaw from any place of Bhubaneswar.
Hotel  Royale Midtown,Hotel City Palace

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