Lingaraj Temple – One of the Finest “Purely Hindu” temples

Architecture Of Lingaraj Temple

James Fergusson, a noted historian and architect, called this temple “one of the finest examples of purely Hindu temple in India.”

The main temple tower is 180 feet tall and every part of it includes delicate sculptures and carvings and in the complex itself, there are over 150 smaller shrines as well.

The temple faces East and is made of sandstone and laterite. The main temple building, built in the Deula style has four main chambers – the sanctum hall (vimana), assembly hall (jagamohana), festival hall (natamandir) and hall of offerings (bhog-mandap).

The tall tower over the temple lies above the Sanctum hall or vimana.

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