What is the importance of Lingaraj temple?
Lingaraja Temple – a veritable landmark of Odisha, is known for its religious significance and magnificence architecture. Believed to be built in the 11th-century, this Lord Shiva temple has its description in the Brahma Purana (an ancient scripture) and is esteemed as one of the oldest temples in the Bhubaneshwar.
In which temple in Odisha is the lingam called Hari Hara meaning half Vishnu and half Shiva?
Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Harihara, a form of Shiva and Vishnu and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar. The temple is the most prominent landmark of the Bhubaneswar city and one of the major tourist attractions of the state.
What is the temple style of Lingaraja temple?
Lingaraja Temple/Architectural styles
What is the mystery of Konark temple?
The magnet made the throne of king to hover in the middle of the air. Due to its magnetic effects, vessels passing through the Konark sea were drawn to it, resulting in heavy damage. Other legends state that magnetic effects of the lodestone disturbed ships’ compasses so that they did not function correctly.
Why Konark Sun Temple has no shadow?
There is no shadow of the temple at any time of the day. It is believed that the Mahaprasad, the holy food of the Lords, is prepared under the supervision of Goddess Laxmi, the better half of Lord Jagannath. The food is cooked only in earthen pots which are placed one over the other in the temple kitchen.
Why is the water from the Lingaraja temple sacred?
As per Hindu legend, an underground river originating from the Lingaraja temple fills the Bindusagar Tank (meaning ocean drop) and the water is believed to heal physical and spiritual illness. The water from the tank is thus treated sacred and pilgrims take a holy dip during festive occasions.
How tall is the spire of the Lingaraj Temple?
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as ‘Lingaraj’. It is adorned with beautiful sculptures, which have been carved on the spire. Lingaraja temple is approximately 54.8 metres high and enshrines a huge statue of Lord Shiva, made up of granite.
Why is there no trishul in Lingaraj Temple?
The Shiva idol which is surrounding the Vishnu (Saligramam) idol. Even the temple on the top has got no trishul (which is considered to be the weapon of Shiva) and even Chakra (which belongs to Lord Vishnu). It has only Lord Rama’s arrow symbol, probably because Lord Rama was a worshipper of Lord Shiva.
What are the daily rituals of Lord Lingaraj?
The daily rituals of Lord Lingaraj start early in the morning and continue till late evening. The temple gates are thrown open early in the morning between 5.30 a.m and 6 a.m. The door is opened by the functionary called Pharaka who has the key.