Famous Lingaraja Temple of Odisha
Lingaraja Temple is a very famous temple present in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. This is a Hindu temple dedicated to ‘Harihara’ or lord Shiva. Lingaraja Temple is the most prominent landmark of Bhubaneswar. Also it is one of the major tourist attractions of the Odisha. Thousands of people from different locations of Odisha coming to this place every year to visit this temple. The local people come to this temple every day to worship lord Shiva in the form of Harihara. During special occasions like Maha Shiva Ratri or other Hindu puja or festivals this temple was full of peoples those come to worship Lingaraja.
Lingaraj means the king of Lingam (The iconic form or Lord Shiva). Her in Lingaraja Temple lord Shiva was originally worshipped as Kirtivasa and later as Harihara and is commonly referred as Tribhuvaneshwara (the master of three worlds, namely, heaven, earth and netherworld) also called ‘Bhubaneswar’. Lingaraja Temple was one of the oldest temples present in Bhubaneswar; also it is the largest temple of Bh8ubaneswar. The central tower of the Lingaraja temple is 180 ft (55 m) tall and the temple represents the quintessence of the Kalinga Architecture and culminating the medieval stages of the architectural tradition at Bhubaneswar, also it is very attractive.
The rituals of Lingaraja Temple are very impressive and the believers of Lord Lingaraja want to see all rituals by their own eyes. After Mahasnana lord Lingaraja decorated with flowers, sandal paste and cloth. Then with Bilva leaves, Tulasi, milk and fruits lord Lingaraja worshiped by thousands of devotees.
This temple is also very beautiful and very fine quality stone arts are present on different walls of this temple. Tourist very much likes to see these arts and they get exciting experience by observing the beauty of stone arts, so thousands of tourists want to visit Lingaraja Temple during their tour packages in Odisha.
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Odisha Tourism offers a special tour package for Lingaraja Temple. In this tour package Odishatourism provide all necessary things for visiting Lingaraja Temple happily also one tour guide who can help tourist at each step of tour. So hire Lingaraja Temple tour package from Odisha Tourism and enjoy your tour and makes it memorable forever.