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The Temples Of North-East India
The Temples of North-East India - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kedarnath Badrinath
Bhagawan Pasupathinath Of Nepal Gangotri & Yamunotri
Rishikesh Haridwar
Prayag Gaya
Kasi Ayodhya
Kali Ma Of Calcutta Bhuvaneswar
Konark Puri
Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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BHUVANESWAR
The Hari-Hara Kshetra

HISTORY AND GROWTH OF LINGARAJ TEMPLE

The Lingaraj temple - a magnificent piece of architectural ;marvel is the gift of one single dynasty called, Kesari that ruled in the seventh century. It took the present shape after a long period of five centuries, from the date of foundation to the time of installation of the deity. This imposing sculptural beauty dominates for miles around by its curvilinear tower measuring 147 feet in height. It was started by Yayati Kesari and completed by his grand son Lalithendu kesari. Later Kamal Kesari added Bhoga Mandapa in the beginning of the tenth century. A little earlier, Parvathi Mandir was built by Vijaya kesari. The final and the last addition of Naat Mandir was made by the queen of Salani Kesari in 1104. To be sure, there is no other place, where one can see such a continuity of buildings constructed so chronologically as here.

The famous Lingraj temple built in the North Indian Nagara style serves as a pinnacle of Orissan architecture. It occupies about 5 acres and is surrounded by a 520 x 465 feet thick high wall, pierced by three massive gates on three sides on the South, North, and East. 

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