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Srimukhalingam temple

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  • December 28, 2022
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About temple:

                      

  • The Srimukhalingam temple was also known as Kalinganagaram.
  • It was the capital of the early Eastern Ganga Dynasty.
  • Located in Jalumuru mandal of Srikakulam district Andhra Pradesh, near Vamsadhara River.
  • Constructed in the 9th century CE , it is built in the Kalinga architectural style.
  • Dedicated to lord Srimukha Lingeswara (a form of Shiva).
  • Here, Shiva Lingams do not have facial carvings and hence the temple differs from other shiva temples.
  • It is also known as Dakshina Kaasi.
  • It is believed that visiting this temple and taking a dip in the river relieves one from the cycle of rebirth.

Source: Thehindu

 

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