Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple devoted to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the East Indian country of Odisha. The temple is the most outstanding landmark of Bhubaneswar town and one of the principal traveller points of interest of the nation. The Lingaraja temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The crucial tower of the temple is a hundred and eighty feet tall. The temple represents the quintessence of the Kalinga architecture and culminating the medieval levels of the architectural way of life at Bhubaneswar. The temple is thought to be constructed by using the kings from the Somavamsi dynasty, with later additions from the Ganga rulers.
The temple is built within the Deula fashion that has four components particularly, vimana, jagamohana, natamandira and bhoga-mandapa, each growing in the peak to its predecessor. The temple complex has 50 different shrines and is enclosed through a huge compound wall. Bhubaneswar is referred to as the Ekamra Kshetra because the deity of Lingaraja became in the beginning underneath a mango tree as referred to in Ekamra Purana, a 13th-century Sanskrit treatise. The temple is energetic in worship practises, unlike maximum different temples in Bhubaneswar and Shiva is worshipped as Harihara, a combined shape of Vishnu and Shiva. The temple has photos of Vishnu, probable because of the growing prominence of Jagannath sect emanating from the Ganga rulers who constructed the Jagannath Temple in Puri inside the 12th century.