Must Know Interesting Facts About Lingaraja Temple

by Manish Kumar Marketing Head

If you are a tourist and visiting Bhubaneshwar, Orissa State, India, you need to be aware of a few amazing facts about the famous Lingaraja temple, which is said to be a self-originated one existing from 11th Century. Lord Shiva is the main deity here. Most of the hotels in Bhubaneswar include this destination in their daily tour-package for their guests. Read further to know some amazing facts about this wonderful temple.

A brief history: As per history, this temple was completed fully during the 11th Century, though the temple work was started in 6th Century. This fact was clearly indicated in the Brahma Purana, a popular Hindu’s scripture. The evolution of the Jagannath cult could be the reason for the delay in the construction of this beautiful temple.

Oldest structure: Lingaraja temple is one of the oldest temple structures in India. Interestingly, this temple is associated with some fascination mythological stories explaining the importance of this temple more than the famous Banaras temple. As per the story, Lord Shiva has created the popular Bindu Sara lake to bring eternity in this region.

Perfect combination: The main temple has been divided into four distinct parts which are Yajna Shala, Natya Shala, Garbh Griha and Bhoga Mandap. As per history the Lingam in the Garbh Griha has been originated on its own and is popularly called Swayambhu and hence people worship this structure as both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. People generally worship this structure as Hari Hara which signifies both Vishnu and Shiva. Most of the hotels in Bhubaneswar near railway station have the images of this Swayambu and suggest their guests visit this lovely temple.

Brilliant Architecture: Undoubtedly the Lingaraja temple is known for its amazing architecture and the whiff of the Kalinga style is well seen in the design. The total height of the temple is around fifty-five meters and the temple contains many idols of several Gods and Goddesses. Due to the optical illusion, the temple looks bigger than what it actually is, which is one of the unique features of this temple.

Having known about these aforesaid facts, it is time for you to visit this wonderful temple while visiting to the city of Bhubaneswar. This religious destination can be reached by all the three routes like air, train and road. Tourist’s traffic at the temple is more during the months between January and March due to the celebration of Shivaratri festival. 

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