Located in the city of Bhubaneswar the Lingaraj Temple is an ancient temple and is the largest one in the city. The temple was built in the 7th century by King Jajati Keshari, dedicated to Lord Shiva as the name suggests. Because of the fact the Linga here, which is the phallic form of Lord Shiva, is believed to have appeared naturally and is highly idolized. Above the floor level, It rises to a massive height of 8 inches and in diameter, it is about 8 feet as well. One can easily reach the Lingaraj Temple using local transport which is located in the old part of Bhubaneswar Town. The palace of the temple has intricately designed stone vaults covering the main sanctum of the temple and is a great example of the Odissi style of architecture. Located in the northwest corner of the courtyard, there is a small temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati. However, only the followers of the Hindu faith can get access to the temple.