Lingaraja temple is the temple which is situated in the Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. This temple is never devoid of the tourists because the people came here from all the corners of the world. You can also say that Bhubaneshwar city is famous due to the Lingaraja temple. Although there are several temples present in the Bhubaneshwar city but the Lingaraja temple is the most famous and popular temple of the city.
According to the believes, the temple has an underlying river and this river fills the Bindusagar tank which is also known as ocean drop. People have belief that the water of this river helps in healing the mental as well as physical abnormalities and that is the reason, a thousands of people take a dip in the river especially at the times of the festivals. Most interesting fact about this temple is that the temple is worshipped by Harihara. Harihara is the amalgamation of the devotees of lord Shiva as well as devotees of lord Vishnu and the temple is worshipped for both the form of god.
Although lingaraja temple consists of thousands of the devotees but this count get automatically increased at the time of Shivratri.
A huge number of people visit the temple from each and every corner of the world. People have a belief that if they will take a dip in the Bindusagar tank on the occasion of Shivaratri then their all wishes get fulfilled. People do fasting on the occasion of Shivaratri and then offer the Bel Patra to Lord Shiva. The temple remains crowded throughout the day but the major celebrations start at the night time. In the night, all the devotees pray to Lord Shiva for the whole night and they break their fast. In this way, the devotees make the Lingaraja temple tour memorable.