*"Great temple of Bobaneswar," a lithograph by James Fergusson and Thomas Dibdin, 1847* (BL)

*The Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneshwar, a photo by Henry Dixon, early 1860's* (BL)

Lingaraja Temple, a wood engraving from the 1870's

Source: ebay, June 2001

A photogravure by Martin Hurlimann, 1928

Source: ebay, Feb. 2007

A modern photo

Source: http://www.vaisnava.cz/clanek_en.php3?no=172
(downloaded Oct. 2004)

*A closer look at the shikhara*

Source: http://www.vaisnava.cz/clanek_en.php3?no=172
(downloaded Oct. 2004)

"The presiding deity is the svayambhu linga, Hari-Hara Linga, which is half-Siva and half-Vishnu. He is also named Tribhuvaneswara, the "Lord of the three worlds." The linga of Lingaraja is an uncarved block of granite 2.5m (8 ft) in diameter raised 20cm (8 inches) above the ground. The Siva linga is bathed daily with water, milk, and bhang. There is a four-day chariot festival every March-April when Lingaraja is drawn on his chariot to the Rameswara Temple. There are also many other deities residing in this temple. In the northeast corner there is Parvati."

A modern visitor's view of the temple

Source: http://www.tourorissa.com/temples.htm
(downloaded Oct. 2004)

A closer look at the wall details

Source: http://www.smriti.com/photos/Trips/Orissa/Bhubaneswar/
(downloaded Oct. 2005)

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