PM Narendra Modi offered prayers to Lord Lingaraj in Odisha’s Lingaraj temple.prior to his visit to the temple, PM met the families of freedom fighters who were part of the Paika rebellion against the British East India Company in 1817.
The Prime Minister spent around 25 minutes in the 11th century temple premises.He offered flowers, bel leaves, milk,coconut water and water to the deity.He also visited the temple of Goddess Bhubaneswari and Parbati.
Before his visit to the temple, Modi met the families of freedom fighters who were part of the Paika rebellion against the British East India Company in 1817. He felicitated them at the Raj Bhawan.Modi arrived in Bhubaneswar on Saturday to attend the two-day BJP National Executive meeting that began later in the day. He also held a roadshow ahead of the meet. The Prime Minister will address the concluding session on Sunday.
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About Lingaraj Temple :
Lingaraj Temple is one of the most beautiful temple in the temple city of Odisha according to the architectural standpoint .Being known as the Temple city , there are many other famous temples like the Ananta Vasudeva, RajaRani, Mukteswara, Kedareswara, Siddheswara, Parasurameswara,Ram Mandir.The largest of these is the Lingaraj Temple,an outstanding specimen of the Odisha/Orissa style of temple building.It is about a thousand years old temple. Three holy cities Bhubaneshwar, Konarak and Puri constitute the Golden triangle of Odisha/Orissa, visited in large numbers by pilgrims and tourists.
What History Says :
Bhubaneshwar is also a revered pilgrimage center, referred to in the Bhrama Purana. The Bhrama Purana refers to Bhubaneshwar as the Ekamra Kshetra enshrining a crore Shiva Lingas.
The Lingaraja temple is said to have been built first by the ruler Yayati Kesari in the 7th century who shifted his capital from Jaipur to Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneshwar remained as the Kesari capital, till Nripati Kesari founded Cuttck in the 10th century. Inscriptions from the period of the Kalinga King Anangabhima III from the 13th century are seen here.
Structurally, the Parasurameswara temple at Bhubaneshwar is the oldest, dating back to the middle of the 8th century, and the Lingaraja is temple is assigned to the 10th century. The nata mandir and the bhog mandir of the Lingaraja temple are of later origin. Click to read More ….