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Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar

The Lingaraja temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The central tower of the temple is 180 ft (55 m) tall. The temple represents the quintessence of the Kalinga Architecture and culminating the medieval stages of the architectural tradition at Bhubaneswar. The temple is believed to be built by the kings from the Somavamsi dynasty, with later additions from the Ganga rulers.

The temple is the most prominent landmark of the Bhubaneswar city and one of the major tourist attractions of the state.

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Odisha, India
Time Needed:
2 hours
85.8315951°N, 20.2382347°E
Distance from Bhubaneswar to Lingaraj Temple
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Overall Rating:4.5

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"Lingarajeswar beautiful temple in hearVery oldest story of historical place omm namo shivay"
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"This the the main temple in bbsr. It's dedicated to lord Shiva . its a Hindu worship place. The tallest temple in odisha. Very old but the craft work is awesome"
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"An beautiful hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva..!!! it is also one of the oldest temples in this city.!! a good tourist attraction plus an holy place for hindus..!!"
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"My experience was not quite good because i am not allowed to take anything to temple including my phone ,i have to leave my phone to some stranger vender. Otherwise it is very calm place and it is the oldest temple of bhubaneswar"
  '5' out of 5
"Incredible lovely historical place ... largest lord shiva temple in bhubaneswar"

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