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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  • The temple has historic importance and is a heritage site. Operations and maintenance needs drastic improvement  more »
  • Dedicated to lord Shiva this temple is situated in old Bhubaneswar. The premise has many small temples dedicated to various deties .once a year this temple also celebrates the car festival (rukuna rat...  more »
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