Lingaraja Temple

Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneswar, History, Timings, Darshan

Lingaraja Temple History

It is believed that this temple was built in 1000 AD and is the finest example of a Hindu Temple in Eastern India. Temple was built with a spacious compound 158.4 mt by 141.7 mt. The mighty tower was constructed without mortar, this tower is 38.7 mt high and is divided into vertical sections. The temple, as originally designed, consisted of the Vimana Called Sri Mandir, where the main deity Lingaraja was installed.

The outer walls of the building are lavishly carved and embellished with sculptures. Rajrani Temple was built during 1100 – 1250 AD with plastic decoration. It is built of yellowish sandstone.

Temple Entry Restriction

Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple for main Deity Darshan.

Not allowed: Shoes, Sandals, Leather Articles, Outside Food, Intoxicant, Camera, Umbrella, Mobile Phone, Arms and Weapons, Explosives.

How to reach Lingaraja Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar which is 5 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is Bhubaneswar which is 4.4 km away. The direct train is available from all parts of the country.

By Road

  1. The direct bus available from Bus station to Temple on a regular basis.

Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneshwar Images

Reference Link: History