Sunday, January 4, 2009
LINGARAJ TEMPLE, BHUBANESHWAR
Located in Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
The Lingaraja temple is located in a spacious courtyard covering
over 250000 sq feet and is bounded by fortified walls.
Its tower rises up to 180 feet and is elaborately carved.
It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Lingam here is unique which is a harihara lingam -half Shiva and half Vishnu.
Built by Yayati Kesari in the 7th century.
This temple is dedicated to Tribhubaneshwar or the Lord of Three Worlds.
The Lingaraja temple is about 1000 years old.