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Lord Jagannath




Puri, the abode of Lord Vishnu, as Jagannath is regarded by Hindus as one of the four holiest pilgrim centres or "char dhams". Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century sage and religious reformer established the Gobardhan matha here. Puri is also known as for its excellent beach.

Lord Jagannath Temple :

The temple of Lord Jagannath was built during the 12th century A.D by Chodaganga deva in the typical Kalinga style of architecture. The 65 metres high temple dominates the landscape visually as well as spiritually and is one of the most magnificent monuments of India. In front of the main gate stands a 16-sided monolithic pillar known as Aruna Stambha, which was brought here from Sun Temple, Konark during the 18th century. Other shrines worth visiting in the temple precincts are devoted to Vimala, Vishnu and Lakshmi.

          Ananda Bazar, the biggest food market in the world is another attraction.

Gundicha Mandir:

This small sanctum is said to be the birthplace of Lord Jagannath. During the Rath Yatra, the deities from the main Jagannath Temple are brought for a one week sojourn to this shrine.

Golden Beach:

It is one of the finest beaches of the country. On 'Kartik Purnima', the full moon day in the Hindu month of Kartik, devotees gather here in the early morning to make a holy dip. the 5 day Beach Festival is celebrated in the month of February.

Around Puri


This Casuarina fringed beach is a popular picnic spot.


It is famous for the living shrine of Alarnath.


A visit to the shrine of Lord Sakhigopal here is considered a must for devotees coming to Puri.


The temple of Baliharchandi lies atop a sandy hill near the sea, adjacent to the mouth of the river Bhargavi. The scenic beauty of this place is ideal for group picnic.