Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar. It is the capital of the East Indian state of Odisha. Dedicated to Lord Shiva as the name suggests, the temple was built in the 7th century by King Jajati Keshari. The temple is the most prominent landmark of Bhubaneswar city and one of the major tourist attractions of the state. The temple has been named as to denote the king of the Lingam which is in the phallic form of Shiva. It is known that when the King of Jaipur in the 11th century shifted his capital to the Bhubaneshwar city, he embarked on the journey of constructing the Lingaraj temple. This temple is also known as Brahma Purana which is a revered scripture of the Hindu religion. The temple is one of the oldest structures of India.
Best Time to Visit The Temple
Visiting the temple between January and March, which will help you witness the divinity of the Shivaratri celebration at the temple.
How to Reach the Temple
One of the most beautiful tourist attractions of the country both for a terrific holiday and for having a holy trip to the state. The Lingaraj temple can be reached by all three routes including rail, road, and air.
By Air: In the center of the city is located the Biju Patnaik airport and it specifically operates in the domestic airlines.
By Train: Is located on the East coast of the railway division of Bhubaneswar.