Lingaraj Temple Timings (Pooja , Aarti, Mahadeep) Bhubaneswar


Lingaraj temple Pooja and Mahadeep timings - Bhubaneswar

Not Open For Public
2am - 2.30 amMangal aarti
3:00 AMBallav Bhoga
5:30am - 6am Pahil Bhoga
For Visitors
6:00 AMTemple Door Opens
6am - 8am Devotees are allowed for the Darshan. They can touch the deity in this time
8am - 10amRudra Abhishekam
10 - 11 amAnna Bhoga - a Vegetarian Complete meals , made out of 56 items , including vegetables, sweets, milk, curd. Sometimes called Chappan Bhog (56)
The temple is closed at about 12 noon until about 3.30 p.m
Not Open For Public
12 noonPouring of Panchamrita (a mixture of milk, curdled milk, clarified butter, honey and ghee) upon the deity for purification
1:00 PMripe plantain is divided into two, one half is offered to Sun god and the other half to Dwarapala (the guarding deities in the doorway)
1:30 PMFood offering called Ballabha Bhoga (breakfast containing curdled milk, curd and vegetables) is offered to the deity. The consecrated food is carried to the temple of Parvati and placed before her as an offering
2:00 PMthe Sakala Dhupa (morning's offering of food) takes place.After the food is offered to Lingaraja, the offerings are carried to the temple of Parvati to serve her.
For Visitors
3:30 PMBhanda Dhupa - food is later offered by the inmates to the pilgrims as Mahaprasada.
4:30 PMA light refreshment known as Ballabha Dhupa is offered to the deity
5:00 PMDwipahar Dhupa (mid day meal) is offered.
7:00 PMPalia Badu is placed before the deity . Sandhya arati (waving of lights in the evening) is performed during that time
8:30 p.mAnother light meal called Sahana Dhupa is offered,After the meals, the ceremony of waving light (arati) is performed before the deity
9.30 p.mThe last service of the day, Bada Singara (the great decoration) is performed when the deity is decorated with flowers and ornaments after which a light food offering is made. A wooden palanquin is laid in the room, incense is lighted, drinking water is served and prepared betel is placed. Panchabaktra Mahadeva comes to the palanquin and returns to his own abode after the arati is performed. This is a bronze image of Mahadeva having five faces and Parvati in his lap. Each of these ceremonies is accompanied by ritual observances and recitations of mantras (Sanskrit texts) specified for each occasion
Lingaraj temple Pooja and Mahadeep timings 

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