Lingaraj Temple: The Ultimate Guide to The Beautiful Temple

The Lingaraj Temple, located in the city of Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha, India, is one of the most prominent and revered Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

History of Lingaraj Temple

This is a 7th Century Ancient temple devoted to the (Lord)Prabhu Shiva. The Lingaraj Temple is Bhubaneswar’s largest temple, and God Shiva is enshrined as ‘Lingaraj,’ which means “the King of Lingas.”It was established in the 10th century by King Jajati Keshari and completed by King Lalatendu Keshari in the 11th Century.

Lingaraj Temple
Lingaraj Temple


It was created in the Kalinga architectural style and covers an area of 2,50,000 square feet. It is surrounded by defensive walls and built around the massive Bindu Sagar Lake. The primary deity of the temple, Shivalingam, stands 8 inches above the floor and is 8 feet in diameter in the inner sanctum. The central tower or main spire of the temple is 180ft(55m) tall.

How to Reach Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj Temple is located in the capital city of the Indian state of Odisha. Bhubaneswar is well-connected by air, rail, and road, making it accessible from various parts of India. Here are the common ways to reach Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar:

Nearby Attractions

Ananta Vasudev Temple

Mukteswar Temple

Rajarani Temple

Let’s Visit to Dhauli(The Peace Pagoda)


Who built Lingaraj temple?

Lingaraj Temple was built by King Jajati Keshari.

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