LINGARAJA TEMPLE

LINGARAJA TEMPLE

  • Lingaraja Temple, built in 11th century AD, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered as the largest temple of the city Bhubaneswar.
  • It is built in red stone and is a classic example of Kalinga style of architecture.
  • Located to the north of the temple is Bindusagar Lake.
  • The temple has images of Vishnu, possibly because of the rising prominence of Jagannath sect emanating from the Ganga rulers who built the Jagannath Temple in Puri in the 12th century.

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