Lingaraja Temple is situated at Bhubaneshwar, in the state of Orissa. Of the innumerable temples built here over the centuries, Lingaraja Temple is one of them, which still stands.
This Temple is one of the most prized examples of temple architecture in India, which was built in 1114 A.D. It is located in a huge walled compound, with its multiple towers built without mortar and the highest reaching 132 feet. The inner walls of the sanctum, housing the lingam of Shiva, are unadorned.
A massive wall surrounds a 150-feet high deula with a Jagmohana, a Mata mandir and a bhoga mandapa. Scattered around the compound are little temples and shrines decorated with a profusion of sculptures of deities, nymphs and amorous couples. However, entry to the temple is restricted for non-Hindus. Besides, there are many attractive temples like Rajrani Temple, Parasurameswara Temple (the oldest), Kedareshwara Temple, Mukateswara Temple, to name a few.