Lingaraja Temple is Situated in the ancient capital of the Kalinga empire, Bhubaneswar, the Lingaraja Temple is probably one of India's most remarkable ancient, architectural achievements, with a 54-meter tower dominating the landscape. Encapsulated by high walls on all sides, the Lingaraja temple, or the Bhubaneshwar is one of the most well-known temples in Orissa. It is one of the best and most splendor examples of the architectural excellence that the artists achieved during the 11th century.
The outer walls of the temple exhibit unparalleled carvings. The beautifully carved and sculpted images of various Gods and Goddesses are unrivaled. The temple complex has three compartments and each one has a temple. Towards the south of the entrance to the main temple is an image of Lord Ganesha, at the back is the image of Goddess Parvati and to the north is Lord Kartikeya. The Lingaraja temple has got various pillars and halls which add to its beauty
The vast Bindu Sagar lake is the center around which are located the multitude of temples of Bhubaneshwar. The Lingaraja temple is located in a spacious courtyard covering over 250000 sq feet and is bounded by fortified walls. Its tower rises up to 180 feet and is elaborately carved.