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The history of Lingaraj Temple Bhubaneshwar

About Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj Temple is accepted to be the most established and biggest sanctuary of Bhubaneshwar. The sanctuary of Lingaraja is exceptionally loved by the adherents of Hinduism. Situated at Bhubaneshwar in Orissa, Lingraj Mandir is effectively open from the city. The term ‘Lingaraj’ recommends ‘the ruler of Lingas’, where ‘linga’ is the phallic type of Lord Shiva. In the eleventh century, Lingaraj Temple was worked by the King Jajati Keshari, who had a place with Soma Vansh. It is suspected that when the King moved his capital from Jaipur to Bhubaneshwar, he began the development of Lingaraj Temple.


Lingaraj Temple has likewise alluded to the Brahma Purana, a Hindu sacred writing. At least 1000 years of age, the present structure of the sanctuary was worked in the eleventh century. In any case, there are numerous parts that are recognized to go back the sixth century. Lingaraj Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, who is considered as the destroyer according to the Hindu considerations. It is said that when the development of Temple was going to finish, the Jagannath faction began developing. This conviction is additionally enabled with the way that Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are loved here. Lingaraj Temple has the stone of the darkest shade. The immense sanctuary complex covers the tremendous grounds of Bhubaneshwar to an extent. The tall tower of the sanctuary stretches out to the stature of 55 meters and truly, commands the horizon of Bhubaneshwar. The extensive yard involves 50 little altars that are devoted to a few Gods of the Hindu pantheon.

Lingaraj Temple


Lingaraj Temple is partitioned into four sections, the Garbh Griha, the Yajna Shala, the Bhoga Mandap and the Natya Shala individually. In the Garbh Griha, the lingam of Lord Shiva is viewed as ‘Swayambhu’ and it is venerated as both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Lingaraj Temple portrays the rich inheritance of Indian culture and conventions. The enormous sanctuary pulls in a huge number of aficionados and pioneers to its doorstep consistently.

Lingaraj Temple

How to reach and temple timing

Road: – Bermuda Bus stand in Bhubaneswar is the nearest bus stand.
Train: – The nearest railhead is Bhubaneswar railway station 6 Km from the temple.
Air: – Biju Patnaik Airport around 6 km from the temple.
All days of the week
5:00 AM – 9:00 PM


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