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Lingaraja Temple



Lingaraja Temple is one of the largest and an outstanding specimen of the temple building style of Orissa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated in Bhuvneshwar, the capital city of Orissa. The temple is more than thousand years old and exhibits the excellent skill of temple architecture. It is believed that this temple was first built in the 7th century, by the ruler Yayati Kesari.
The Lingaraja temple exhibits the architectural marvel of that period. It consists of the Hall of Dance, the Hall of Offering, the Porch and a 55 m high tower. Around the temple, there are more than 150 other shrines. The Lingaraja temple is also known as the Bhuvneshwar temple.
 
 
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