Lingarai Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Odisha, which is dedicated to Harihara Rana, a combination of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The most famous tourist destination and countryside in the country, it is the largest temple in Odisha. The temple is nearly a thousand years old and forms a golden triangle in Konark, Bhubaneswar and Puri in Odisha.
Bhubaneswar is a revered pilgrimage destination for lovers of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. This place is mentioned in the Brahma Purana and is known as the Ekamra Kshetra, where Lord Lingaraja was under Manama (Ekamra). The Temple of Trump and the Lingraya Temple, hosted by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The temple receives an average of 6,000 visitors a day and bows from visitors to festivals like Shivaratri.
History of Lingaraj Temple
The Lingaraja Temple built in the 11 th century, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered to be the largest temple in the city. The main building of the Lingaraj temple was built by Shruti Kesari, the king of the Soma Dynasty, 180 meters high. It is made of red stone and is an excellent example for artisans. The temple is divided into four sections: Garb Griha (Sanum Garbagriha), Jain Shala (Salon Yagna), Bhoga Mandapa (Saloon for Presents) and Natya Shala (Saloon for Salon), and a large garden of beautiful Hindu Pantheon deities. Fifty small temples dedicated. Instead of sanctification, Lord Shiva is regarded as the goddess “Swabhu” (his origin) and worshiper of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. After the construction of the Lingaraja temple, the cult of yagna began to flourish in Odisha. So, the goddess here is called Harry-hara; Harry said to Vishnu, Hara means Lord Shiva. The Shiva lingam in this temple is built about 8 inches above the ground and is 8 meters wide. Thousands of devotees flock every day to visit Lingaraju, but the temple is on pilgrimage to Shivahari and Rukun rath. The temple is open to Hindus. One of the most popular tourist places in the city, Bindugagar Lake is located close to the temple. The 1300 meter long and 700-meter wide water has become a magnificent adventure that commemorates Odisha’s rich history, with thousands of small sailors honoring the Boita Bandana. The west of the lake is beautiful Ekamravan Park (literally mango tree). Ekamaravan discusses the ancient Hindu mythology of the entire forest, including a mango tree. An essential part of the palace is the goddess of Lord Shiva and his pious friend Parvati. In Ekamaravan, you will find many plants associated with Hindu deities, which are often spiritual and inal.
Significance of Lingaraj Temple
The Lingam Temple in the Lingaraja Temple is the Swayambhu Lingam (self-published document) and is only in Dapara and Kalyu. Lingamine is a simple spherical stone found in strength. This type of autonomy is found in 64 other parts of India. The Ganga shifted the temple and introduced different aspects of the Vaishnavas such as the Warpals of Vaishnavas. Yaya and Prachanda, Jagannatha, Lakshmi Narayan and Garuda.
Architecture of Lingaraj Temple
The Lingaraja Temple is built in beautiful Kalinga architecture. Located in a large open-plan garden, the Lingaraja temple grows to 250,000 square meters and is built of red sand. The temple is 520 meters long and has a doorway of 465 feet. Chikara or small dams are decorated to a height of 55 meters. The way out of the pile is made of boots.
The main entrance is east-facing and many enter the north and south. The Dula style temple has four sections – Vimna (Shikhar and other major temples), Yagamohana (meeting hall), Tantamandra (festival hall) and Bulgarian Mandala (city center). The public square contains 150 small palaces dedicated to gods and other Hindus. Reha Daula is a high-brow eyebrow emblazoned with the image of women in various settings.
Festivals related to Lingaraj Temple
Shivaratri is the main festival held here during the month of Falgan (February – March) and thousands of Dutch people visit this temple every year. The ceremony was the first of the night. Muslims fast all day, offer the hour to Lord Shiva, and after opening the Maha Deep (God’s Great Lamp), they destroy His fast.
Ratha Jatra or taxi service is conducted every year at Ashokastami. The statue is placed in a portable car, towel to the Rameshwar Dula Temple, and countless well-decorated cars love Lingaraya and her sister Rukmani.
The festival celebrates the 22nd day of the temple festival, where the gods and temple servants were anointed with boots and approached by a particular person prepared for Bindujagara
The occasion comes from the reign of Bahadra (August – September), the day when temple officials, peasants and other temple lands offer privilege and integrity to Lingaraja.