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The temple is named after the "Linga" or phallic symbol enshirines in it. Built in 617-657 A.D.. it soars up to a hieght of about 54 meters, dominates the skyline for kilometers around. The temple consists of curvilinear walls, a pillared hall, a dancing hall and  a hall for serving the offerings. It can be rather called a temple complex as more than a hundred temples of different sizes are situated within its premises. This is one of the famous Saiva Pitha in India. Its majestic stand and some of the finest sculptures embodied in it make it a product of consumate skill and rare artistic genius. It represents the peak of Kalinga style of architecture spanning over 25 centuries of progressive history.

Lingaraj Temple
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