Lingaraj Temple

About Lingaraj

Bhubaneshwar the capital of Orissa is a city of sanctuaries, a few of which are vital from a structural point of view. The Lingaraj sanctuary – the biggest of these is an exceptional example of the Orissa style of sanctuary building. It is around a thousand years of age. Bhubaneshwar, Konarakand Puri constitute the Golden triangle of Orissa, visited in extensive numbers by explorers and tourists.Bhubaneshwar is likewise a worshipped journey focus, alluded to in the Bhrama Purana. The Bhrama Purana alludes to Bhubaneshwar as the Ekamra Kshetra revering a crore Shiva Lingas.The Lingaraja sanctuary is said to have been manufactured first by the ruler Yayati Kesari in the seventh century who moved his capital from Jaipur to Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneshwar stayed as the Kesari capital, till Nripati Kesari established Cuttck in the tenth century. Engravings from the time of the Kalinga King Anangabhima III from the thirteenth century are seen here.

Fundamentally, the Parasurameswara sanctuary at Bhubaneshwar is the most seasoned, going back to the center of the eighth century, and the Lingaraja is sanctuary is allocated to the tenth century. The nata mandir and the bhog mandir of the Lingaraja sanctuary are of later origin.Legend has it that Shiva uncovered to Parvati that Bhubaneshwar – or Ekamra thirtha was a resort supported by him over Benares. Parvati in the appearance of a cowherd lady, chose to take a gander at the city herself. Two evil spirits Kritti and Vasa wanted to wed her. She asked for them to convey her upon their shoulders, and pounded them under her weight. Shiva, at that point made the Bindu Saraslake to extinguish her thirt, and took homestead as Krittivasas or Lingaraja.The Temple: The tremendous Bindu Sagar lake is the inside around which are found the large number of sanctuaries of Bhubaneshwar. The Lingaraja sanctuary is situated in an extensive yard covering more than 250000 sq feet and is limited by strengthened dividers. Its pinnacle ascends to 180 feet and is extravagantly cut. The Shivalingam in the sanctum of the Lingaraja sanctuary ascends to a stature of 8 crawls over the floor level, and is 8 feet in breadth. The Bhagawati sanctuary is situated in the northwest corner of the patio. There are a few different altars and sanctuaries in this tremendous courtyard.Worship: A sum of 22 adore administrations are offered every day. Once per year, a picture of Lingaraja is taken to the Jalamandir in the focal point of the Bindu Sagar lake.Other temples in Bhubaneshwar are the Ananta Vasudeva, RajaRani, Mukteswara, Kedareswara, Siddheswara, Parasurameswara.