The imposing Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The third largest Kalingan temple, its construction was initiated by the Somavamshi ruler Jajati Kesari and completed by his successors in the 11th-century. It is of the kailasa-type according to Śilpa Prakāśa & Mādalā Pānji.
According to Kalingan silpa-sastras or architecture-treatises, temples can be divided into 36 major categories. One of them is kailāśa and is considered Shiva’s favourite. The sribatsa-khandaśāla is likewise considered Vishnu’s favourite, an example being the Jagannatha Temple.