There is one Bow (Dhanush) on top of the temple unlike other Shiv Temple where TRISHUL is placed on top of the other Shiv temples.
The Lingaraja temple is said to have been built first by the ruler Jajati Kesari in the 7th century . It is located in a spacious courtyard covering over 250000 sq feet and is bounded by fortified walls. Its tower rises up to 180 feet and is elaborately carved.
The Shivling in the sanctum of the Lingaraja temple rises to a height of 8 inches above the floor level, and is 8 feet in diameter. The Bhagawati temple is located in the northwest corner of the courtyard. There are several other shrines and temples in this vast courtyard.