|Lingaraja temple,Bubaneswar. Wikipedia|
Lingaraja (meaning the king of Lingam) Temple is an important land mark in Bubaneswar city,Odisha and this old temple is dedicated to Harihara, a form of Shiva and Vishnu. A major tourist attractions of the state, it is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar which has a tall central tower - 180 ft (55 m) built in Kalinga Architecture, a form of medieval design tradition followed here. The temple is believed to have been constructed by the rulers of the Somavamsi dynasty, with later additions from the Ganga rulers.
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Lingaraja temple, being maintained by the Temple Trust Board and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has a large number of visitors averaging, 6000 plus per day and during major festival times it will swell up to a few lakhs. The major festival is Mahashivaratri that is held with religious fervor and devotion - night dedicated to Bhajans, prayers and meditation.
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The Lingaraja temple faces east wheres there is a main entrance. It is made of sandstone and laterite.