Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lingaraj Temple Complex, Bhubaneswar

Lingaraj Temple Complex in Bhubaneswar is the oldest in the city is more than 1100 years old. Here Lingaraja Temple is the largest temple in the city. The temples in this complex are built based on the Kalinga Architecture.



The temple complex has 50 other shrines and is enclosed by a large compound wall. This is maintained by the Temple Trust Board and the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).



The huge complex also houses the temple of Parvati and several other structures.  The entire temple complex is a sculptural marvel.


Sadly photography is strictly prohibited in the complex. An elevated platform, offering grand view of the temple complex, is just outside the compound wall surrounding the temple complex.  The platform was built by Lord Curzon, as the entry to the area is prohibited to non – Hindus.  This platform comes to the rescue of all the photography enthusiasts.



31 comments:

krishna said...

awesome awesome !!! sadly i also couldn't take the photograph.. i was feeling so helpless with the premises, i was thinking that if at at least if i had had a pen-n-paper, i would have sketched the temple...

it was a awesome experience.. i wrote it in my blog...

richies said...

The age of these buildings is amazing. The oldest structure in our area is a log cabin built in the 1850's.
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Malini said...

Wow Rajesh! Yours is probably one of the very few set of pictures of this astounding temple. I've been here, but wasn't prudent enough to discover the elevated platform! Kudos!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Classic!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice carvings. You have captured it well.

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OurJaipur.Com said...

Nice Clicks.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely pictures...

Christian WeiƟ said...

A nice place I like this temple areas.

George said...

I understand why photography is not permitted inside the temple, but it is a fantastic site. The photograph from the elevated platform is amazing. Thanks for sharing this site with us.

Karen said...

Beautiful details!

eileeninmd said...

Very cool complex. So many different shapes and sizes, great shots of the temples.

Fun60 said...

Seems to always be blue skies in your part of the world.

Carver said...

I always enjoy seeing the temples you photograph.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This is stunning architecture. A pity most of us can only see it from the platform. But I understand some places must remain utterly sacred to its believers.

Laura said...

wonderful details Rajesh... how marvelous the ancient artisans were.

ladyfi said...

Such detail and craftsmanship! Lovely.

Jim said...

It's amazing.

Gattina said...

What an extraordinary architecture ! Beautiful !!

TexWisGirl said...

just an incredible place!

sceneoftranquility said...

Wow!so old an still in good shape.

Gerald (SK14) said...

well captured thank you for the glimpse

Annemor said...

Some exiting glimps.
Thank you.
Best whishes
Mormor

RIZALENIO said...

Another wonderful place. I want to be here.

Happy weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

An amazing complex! The attention to detail is extraordinary! And also incredible is how well it has preserved! Fascinating!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this temple complex.

Kathe W. said...

what a wonderous place- I had never seen this before. Thank you for posting these photos! Have a lovely day.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Blue Monday :) What a beautiful place!
Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Lorri M. said...

What beautiful photos...each one lovely on its own.

Jayanta Tewari said...

Great!! I have gone there long back...Thanks for bringing back the happy memory.

Anita said...

Nice that you have shared :)

Kiran Acharya said...

Beautiful shots.