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Lord Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar
Planning to visit Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, keep these things in mind

It being the capital city of Odisha, it is well connected by air, rail and road. The distance between the Biju Patnaik International Airport and the railway station is just 2.8 kilometres.

  • Tuesday, 08 November 2022
Impasse ends at Lord Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, rituals resume
Impasse at Lord Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar ends, rituals resume

The suspension of the rituals following a dispute between two servitor groups had forced the Lord to go hungry.  

  • Thursday, 11 August 2022
Uncertainty over Sital Sasthi Jatra of Lord Lingaraj ends as servitors agree to perform rituals
Uncertainty over Sital Sasthi Jatra of Lord Lingaraj ends as servitors agree to perform rituals

Lord Kapilanth will be taken to Lingaraj temple today and later the marriage procession will head towards Kedara Gouri temple, sources informed.

  • Saturday, 04 June 2022
Uncertainty hangs over Lord Lingaraj's Sital Sasthi Jatra
Uncertainty hangs over Lord Lingaraj's Sital Sasthi Jatra

Sital Sasthi, which celebrates the divine marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is scheduled for tomorrow. 

  • Friday, 03 June 2022
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Chandan Jatra Of Holy Trinity And Lord Lingaraj

The 3-week-long Chandan Jatra of Mahaprabhu Jagannath and His siblings kicked off on the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya on Tuesday (on May 3). On the same day, began the Chandan Jatra of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar.

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  • Wednesday, 04 May 2022
Lord Lingaraj’s Rukuna Rath Yatra In Bhubaneswar
Lord Lingaraj’s Rukuna Rath Yatra In Bhubaneswar

After a two-year hiatus, Lord Lingaraj’s annual sojourn to Mausi Maa Temple (Rameswar Temple) was held with public participation. Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar celebrated Ashokastami on Saturday, as Rukuna Rath, the chariot of Lord Lingaraj, rolled on Mausi Maa temple road.

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  • Sunday, 10 April 2022
Lord Lingaraj’s Rukuna Rath To Roll Today; First Pot Of Marichi Kund Water Auctioned For Rs 1.3 Lakh
Lord Lingaraj’s Rukuna Rath To Roll Today; First Pot Of Marichi Kund Water Auctioned For Rs 1.3 Lakh

As per the schedule, the 'Pahandi' rituals and 'Ratharudha' will be carried out between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm while the Chariot pulling ceremony will start from 3:30 pm onwards today.

  • Saturday, 09 April 2022
Rukuna Rath Yatra Of Lord Lingaraj On April 9, Ritual Schedule Finalised
Rukuna Rath Yatra Of Lord Lingaraj On April 9, Ritual Schedule Finalised

It is pertinent to mention here that the chariot construction work for the festival was earlier scheduled to complete by April 8. However, the works hit a roadblock due to the delay in the arrival of timbers and, moreover, due to its poor quality.

  • Tuesday, 05 April 2022
Row Erupts Over Ownership Of Lord Lingaraj's Land In Bhubaneswar
Row Erupts Over Ownership Of Lord Lingaraj's Land In Bhubaneswar

The said land, measuring 228 decimals and located just around 200 metres from the Biju Patnaik International Airport in the State capital, has emerged as a bone of contention between the administration and the family of Prabhakaran. 

  • Sunday, 30 January 2022
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Uncertainty looms large over Sital Sasthi ritual of Lord Lingaraj

Bhubaneswar: As the controversy over non participation of Lord Kapilanath in the Sital Sasthi Jatra of Lord Lingaraj continues to intensify, uncertainty looms large over the completion of the ritual. The Brahmin Nijog, a servitor association at the 11th century shrine on Thursday threatened to disrupt the Sital Sasthi Jatra, one of the most important […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Rukuna Rath reaches Mausi Maa temple

Bhubaneswar: A day after initial hiccups, the Rukuna Rath of Lord Lingaraj today reached the Mausi Maa temple in Bhubaneswar. The chariot resumed its journey in the afternoon and reached the Mausi Maa temple after it was pulled by devotees with much enthusiasm in the evening. Earlier, the chariot pulling had to be stopped after […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Rukuna Rath Yatra: Chariot pulling stopped mid-way

Bhubaneswar: Pulling of ‘Rukuna Rath’ of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar had to be stopped for today after the chariot’s rope snapped thrice. The Odisha Information and Public Relations department announced the decision to cancel chariot pulling due to shortage of ropes. The chariot only moved for a few feet only today, informed sources. “We cannot […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Servitors’ stir breaches Lingaraj chandan yatra tradition

Bhubaneswar: The age old tradition of Chandan Yatra of Lord Lingaraj was violated yesterday as the holy event concluded at Bindu Sagar pond late in the night in the absence of Lord Kapileswar. Infighting among servitor groups of Kapileswar trust led to an inordinate delay and breach in traditions at the 11th century shrine. The […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Maha Shivaratri Celebrations At Lingaraj Temple With Strict Covid Protocols This Year
Lord Lingaraj’s Shital Sasthi Festival Gets BMC Nod

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday granted permission to the Lingaraj Temple Trust to conduct Shital Sasthi festival of Lord Lingaraj with limited number of servitors. 

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
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‘Handi Bhanga’ ritual of Lord Lingaraj suspended for fifth consecutive year

Bhubaneswar: The long-standing dispute between two sects of servitors has once again resulted in suspension of ‘Handi Bhanga’ ritual of Lord Lingaraj at the 11th century shrine in Bhubaneswar. According to information, the ‘Handi Bhanga’ ritual of Lord Lingaraj is conducted every year on the first Saturday following Maha Shivaratri. As per the practice, Lord […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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Preparation for annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj in full swing

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj, known as the Rukuna Rath Yatra, on the occasion of Ashokashtami on April 13, preparations for the mega event are in full swing. As per sources, as many as 70 carpenters have been appointed for the chariot construction work. Four new Nahakas and two new […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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Rukuna Rath Yatra Of Odisha To Roll On Rajpath On R-Day

New Delhi: The Odisha government has decided to showcase Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraj, worshipped as both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (Harihara) at the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, at the Republic Day parade. The Lingaraj temple is said to be built in sixth century. According to legend, in the Tretya Yuga, Lord Rama […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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Odisha's Rukuna Rath at R-Day a Paradigm Shift but Goa shows a New Way!

Bhubaneswar:  As the nation celebrated its 71st Republic Day on Sunday, with a grandeur display of the whole might of Indian heritage, culture and military strides, the rolling out of Rukuna Rath tableau from Odisha on the majestic Rajpath in the national capital has brought a paradigm shift in tableau shows. As per governance observers, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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Odisha Dips In The Spirit Of Mahashivratri, Devotees Witness 'Maha Deepa' Lifting

Bhubaneswar: Religious fervour hit a crescendo across Odisha especially in Ekamra Kshetra-Bhubaneswar where lakhs of devotees celebrated the grand night of Lord Shiva, the Mahashivratri on Friday. The celebration of the festival was in full swing at major Shiva shrines like Lord Lokanath Temple in Puri, Dhabaleswar in Cuttack, Akhandalamani in Bhadrak, Vedvyas in Rourkela and […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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No Solution In Sight To Disruption In ‘Handi Bhanga’ Ritual Of Lord Lingaraj

Bhubaneswar: Year after year and meetings after meetings, there seems to be no solution to disruption in the ‘Handi Bhanga’ ritual of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar. The long-standing dispute between two sects of servitors has once again resulted in suspension of the age-old neeti at the 11-century shrine. This is the sixth consecutive time when […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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The Ashoka Flower And Lingaraja’s Ratha

One festival that has been the very identity of Odisha is the Ratha Jatra of Puri. However, the concept of a festival built around a Ratha or chariot is not…

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
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Uncertainty Looms Over Rukuna Rath Yatra Of Lord Lingaraj Due To Covid-19

Bhubaneswar: The enforcement of lockdown to thwart the spread of Coronavirus infection has now raised uncertainty over the celebration of Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraj scheduled to be held on April 1, 2020 even though the construction of chariot used for the festival is underway as per the usual practice. It may be noted […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
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After Puri Nirmalya, Complaint Lodged Over Online Sale Of Lord Lingaraj's Abadha

Bhubaneswar: Tension brewed among the servitors of Lingaraj Temple after an e-Commerce firm was reportedly found selling the holy ‘Abadha’ of the temple through online mode. The ‘Brahman Nijog Samiti’ of the Lingaraj Temple lodged a complaint in connection with the case at the Lingaraj Police Station in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, an e-Commerce website […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021
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