mustachioed hindu pilgrim at the lingaraja temple - bhubaneswar (india)

Hindu pilgrim coming out of the Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneswar (India)

The Mustachioed stone tigers in the back are guarding the Temple door.­

Lingaraja is a very Holy temple visited by thousands of Hindu pilgrims every day.­ Unfortunately, non-Hindu people are not allowed in the temple.­ The temple is more than 1100 year old and dedicated to Harihara, a form of Shiva.­

For more info about the Lingaraja Temple, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Lingaraja_­Temple.

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Lingaraj Temple Road, Gouri Nagar, Old Town, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha 751002, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­