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Bhubaneswar Travel Guide

    Lingaraj Temple

    Lingaraj Temple



Bhubaneswar Travel Guide

Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa is dotted with a number of temples which stands as a testimony to the rich culture and history of the place. The temples have a history that go back to the times of Kalinga Empire. Numerous temples were built at that point of time some of which has still retained that former glory in all its grandeur. There is an aura of spirituality all around, instilling in us a feeling of religiousness at our very entrance to the place.

A visit to the place will acquaint you with the manifold and profound cultural splendour leaving you to ponder on the immensity and richness of our nation. It derived its name from ‘Tribhubaneswar’ or ‘Lord Lingaraj’. Today, it stands as a great pilgrimage site for devotees. However, in the midst of this old cultural diversity there peeps today the essence of the modern world in all rapidity. The newly developed Bhubaneswar has a number of modern buildings, malls and infrastructures.

There is an array of tourist destinations in Bhubaneswar. You need to carry with you plenty of time to delve into its past in all explicitness. There is the Bindusagar Lake, Lingaraj Temple, Orissa State Museum, Rajarani Temple, Parashurameshwara Temple, Vital Deul, Bindu Sarovara, Dhauli Giri, Mukteswar Temple, The Handicrafts Museum, Tribal Museum, Ekamra Haat, Brahmeswara Temple etc.

A visit to the Parashurameshwara Temple will bring you close to the Orissa style of architecture with carvings and sculptures that are exquisite to the place. Much influence of the Buddhist architecture can be found at Vital Deul the interior of which houses the image of Chamunda. The Mukteshwar temple has been crowned as the most ornate temple in the city of Bhubaneswar. It was built in the 7th-8th century and today it has become a centre of tourist attraction being frequented by tourist from all over the world. The intricate carvings on the walls and the roofs of the temples are strikingly beautiful. Set amidst the paddy fields the Rajarani Temple has a large number of fascinating figures in different pose and shapes that are eye catching.

Lingaraj Temple is one of the finest temples elaborating the Hindu philosophy in all preciseness. The sculpture and artistic splendour of the place is elegantly fused to give an immaculate beauty. A visit to the museums will inform of several interesting facts associated with the history of the place. You will find yourself transported to another world where history, culture and tradition of the place loom large. 

Bhubaneswar is well connected with all the major cities and hence, you can easily reach the place. Plan a tour to Bhubaneswar with the help of Bhubaneswar travel guide. Visiting the majestic architectural marvel of the temples will surely make you have an intriguing experience.  

Last Updated: 01/10/2012

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