Lingaraja Temple History

Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneshwar History, Temple Timings, Fee, Pooja, Online Booking Route info

The Lingaraja Temple, located in Bhubaneshwar the capital city of Odisha, is dedicated to It is one of the biggest temples of Bhubaneshwar, this temple is one of the oldest temples. This Temple was constructed in the 10th or 11th century.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, The Lord in this temple exists in the avatar of Harihara. It is believed that Goddess Parvathi had killed two demons in this place. After the battle, goddess Parvathi felt thirsty, and Lord Shiva called all Rivers. The Bindusagar Sarovar exists here and the temple lies near the temple. This Temple also shows the Shaligram of Lord Vishnu.


  • This Temple represents Kalinga architecture
  • Built by Jajati Keshari
  • This Temple shows the Deula Style
  • Temple has 4 components :
  1. vimana (the structure containing the sanctum)
  2. Jagamohana (assembly hall)
  3. Natamandira (festival hall)
  4. Bhoga-mandapa (hall of offerings)
  • The temple shows idol of :
  • Lord Harihara
  • Goddess Bhuvaneshwari
  • Lord Vishnu (Shaligram)
  • The height of the temple 55 meters
  • Total number of shrines inside the temple complex = 50
  • All temples with different sizes maintaining the same prototype

Lingaraja Temple History:

  • Built the 11th century
  • Goddess Parvathi Killed 2 Demons named Kriti and Vasa
  • To Quench Goddes Parvathi’s thirst after the battle Lord Shiva called all rivers hence the Bindu Sagar Lake is at the Temple premises

Lingaraja Temple Timings

All Days of The Week

5.00 am to 9.00 pm


Lingaraja Temple Entry Fee:

Entry Fee: Free
Prashad: Rs 40 /-


Lingaraja Temple Address :

Lingaraj Road, Old Town Bhubaneshwar,

Odisha 751001 India‎





22 Sevaas / Day Daily
6.30 am Akhanda Jyothi (Lightening)

·       Followed by Aarti

Mahasnana Panchamrith
1.00 pm to1.30 pm Ballabha Bhoga

·       1st  Food is offered to Lord Lingaraja

·       Later to Goddess Parvathi

2.00 pm Sakala Dhupa
3.30 pm Bhanda Dhupa
7.00 pm Palia Badu
8.30 pm Sahana Dhupa
9.30 pm Bada Shringaar


Shivaratri February
Sunian day Bhadra month (August / September)
Chandan (Sandal) Yatra 21 Days Celebrations (May)
Ratha Yatra  / Chariot Festival Ashokashtami (July)


Note :

Non – Hindus & Non – Indians Not allowed (In Main Temple)
Non – Hindus & Non – Indians allowed to see, the temple from the viewing Platform, which is Around the closed gates near the right wall of the temple
Photography & Cameras Not allowed
(Photography is allowed from Photography Tower)
Mobile Phones Not allowed
Leather Goods Not allowed
Electronic Gadgets Not allowed
Beware of ” OXEN’S ” On Street, Outside the temple

Beware of ” PANDAS ” inside the Temple


  • Swayambhu Shiva Lingam
  • Lord Vishnu (Shaligram)
  • Both Lord Shiva & Vishnu exist together in the temple
  • Dry Khaja (Sweet) at low cost at nearby local shops

How to reach Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneshwar?


·       Biju Patnaik Airport – 1.6 Km


·       Bhubaneshwar Railway Station – 3.3 Km


·       Bhubaneshwar Bus Stand – 30.5 Km

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