Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneswar

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Pay a visit to Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, the largest and one of the oldest temple complexes in the area. The main tower stands at 55 m (180 ft) tall and dominates the surrounding area. Believed to have been built by kings of the Somavamsi dynasty in the 11th century CE, this historical place of worship honors Harihara, a form of Shiva and Vishnu. It represents a distinctly Kalinga architectural style, marked by dense iconography, historical and mythological references, and an idol auspiciously placed under a tree (here, the deity of Lingaraj originally lay under a mango). Stroll the walled enclosure's 50 shrines, each offering a wealth of artworks inside masterfully carved buildings. Plan to see Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bhubaneswar online driving holiday planner.
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  • Excellent temple architecture. Those having interest in history, heritage and culture would love it. Unfortunately photography is not allowed inside but that's okay. 
    Excellent temple architecture. Those having interest in history, heritage and culture would love it. Unfortunately photography is not allowed inside but that's okay.  more »
  • It is such a secred temple dedicated to lord Vishnu and Shiv. What a great architecture and Gopuram. Be careful with pandas. 
    It is such a secred temple dedicated to lord Vishnu and Shiv. What a great architecture and Gopuram. Be careful with pandas.  more »
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  • This temple took my heart away.... It was one of the most awesome places I have visited. If you are someone who loves architecture, you will love it, and if you are a devotee you will reach to another space within yourself... I had never seen such huge temples before.
  • Outside road is very busy. No proper parking. Inside is clean well maintained. Arrangements for sitting outside. No mobile allowed. Double vaccination compulsory for entry. Inside is clean, well maintained. Peaceful environment.

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