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Lingaraj Temple

Bhubaneswar the capital of Orissa is a city of temples, several of which are important frogman architectural standpoint. The Lingaraj temple – the largest of these is an outstanding specimen of the Orissa style of temple building and occupies an important pilgrimage destination in the temple tour of Odisha (Orissa).

The Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar is said to have been built by the ruler Yayati Kesari in the 7th century who later shifted his capital from Jaipur to Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar remained as the Kesari capital till Nripati Kesari founded Cuttack in the 10th century.

The Shivalingam in the sanctum of the Lingaraj temple rises to a height of 8 inches above the floor level, and is 8 feet in diameter. There are several other shrines and temples in this vast courtyard.

The vast Bindu Sagar Lake is another holy pond and occupies an important pilgrimage place of around the Lingaraj temple. The Lingaraja temple is situated in a spacious courtyard covering around 250000 sq feet and its tower rises up to 180 feet and is elaborately carved.

Bhubaneswar, Konarak and Puri constitutes the Golden triangle of Odisha (Orissa) and large numbers of tourist and pilgrims visit the site.