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Lingraja Temple


Lingraja Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Bhubaneswar. It is the capital of Odisha and 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 said to be built by the kings from the Somavamsi dynasty. The temple is built in the Deula style that has four components namely, vimana, jagamohana, natamandira and bhoga-mandapa, each increasing in the height to its predecessor. The temple complex has 50 other shrines and is enclosed by a large compound wall.

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