Odisha Style, Bhubaneswar: Lingaraja Temple

The Lingaraja Temple is the largest in Bhubaneswar, with the sanctum tower rising 36.5 meters. The temple is set in a large walled complex, with many smaller shrines and structures around it. The main temple and its attached mandap (jagamohan) are from the late-11th c, with the additional mandaps and surrounding shrines from subsequent centuries. Lingaraja is also the most important temple in Bhubaneshwar from a religious standpoint, and so of course I wasn’t allowed to take photos inside the walled complex. The photos below are from outside the complex and from a viewing point constructed along the outside of the north wall.

 

Photos from outside the Lingaraja complex, starting from the south side and moving to the western wall.

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Photos from the northern viewing point

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The main eastern entrance to the complex

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