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With #MahaShivRatri being celebrated in Odisha today,tweeting some facts on Shiva Temples in Odisha, a place where I spent 4 yrs, a Karma Bhumi of sorts to me.Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Odisha , is named after Shiva, one of his names being Tribhuvaneshwara-Lord of the 3 Worlds.
Bhubaneshwar is also called as the Temple City, due to the large number of Temples, and a majority of them are dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the more popular names for Bhubaneshwar is Ekamra, due to the fact that Shiva meditated under a tree with one mango.
There are at least 30-40 Shiva Temples in Bhubaneshwar still existing, of which Lingaraja, Mukteswar, Parasurameswar are the more known.Of all the temples in Bhubaneshwar the Lingaraja Temple is the most prominent one, with it's 180 ft tall tower
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Hinduism expansion in Asia, from its heartland in Indian Subcontinent, to the rest of Asia, started circa 1st century
Greater India was the historical extent of the culture of Hinduism & Buddhism beyond the Indian subcontinent.
Ruins of Ayutthaya Temple in Wat Cha Wattanaram, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand which was named after Ayodhya.
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