Jagannath Puri Yatra

Jagannath Temple – History & Legends

The sacred city of Puri and Jagannath Temple have found mentioned in various Hindu scriptures and canonical texts such as Skanda Purana, Brahma Purana, as well as Narada Purana. There is even a mention of...

Jagannath Temple Architecture

The majestic Jagannath Temple flaunts the sculptural richness and fluidity of the Oriya style of temple architecture. With an imposing height of 214 feet, it is one of the most magnificent monuments of India and...

Jagannath Temple Deities

The main presiding deities in the sacred sanctum sanctorum of Jagannath Temple are the holy trinity of Lord Jagannath, avatar of Lord Krishna; Lord Balabhadra, his eldest brother; and Goddess Subhadra, their younger sister. Lord...

Vesa of Jagannath Temple Dieties

In the Oriya as well as Sanskrit language, the word ‘vesa’ or ‘bhesa’ connotes ‘dress’. In the Hindu tradition, it is considered auspicious to dress the Jagannath Temple deities daily and offered with bhog. Also,...

Puri Rath Yatra Festival

Also known as Chariot Festival or Car Festival, Rath Yatra of Puri is one of most famous celebration at Jagannath Temple. It is held on Asadha Sukla Dwitiya i.e. the second day of bright fortnight...

Puri Beach

Located on the shore of Bay of Bengal, Puri beach is known for being a beautiful tourist spot amidst the chimes of temple bells in the sacred city of Puri. The renowned Beach Festival at...

Chilika Lake (Puri, Odisha)

Known as the second largest lagoon in the world, Chilika Lake is one of the well known places in Odisha along with Jagannath Temple and Konark temple. The popularity of Chilka Lake is credited to...

Konark Sun Temple

A proud World Heritage Site, Konark Temple is a majestic temple dedicated to Sun God. Kona means ‘corner’ and Arka means ‘Sun’ hence Konark means ‘Sun of the Corner’.  This intricately carved temple was built...

Siruli Mahavir Temple, Puri

Siruli Mahavir Temple is situated about 33 kms on the north east of Puri town on the way from Puri to Bhubaneswar. From the religious point of view, it is one of the important shrines...

Satapada, Chilika

Located 50 kms from holy town of Puri, Satapada is a small village situated on the southern banks of Chilika Lake. Sata means ‘seven’ and Pada means ‘village’ so the name Satapada means group of...

Sakhigopal Temple, Puri

Sakhigopal temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, situated in the namesake village just 19 kms from Puri. The village is of historical importance and is known for its coconut industry. The shrine...

Ramachandi Temple, Puri

Dedicated to Goddess Ramachandi, the temple is situated near Puri railway station and is one of the shrines visited by the devotees. Goddess Ramachandi is a reincarnation of Goddess Durga and rituals and celebrations like...

Raghurajpur Crafts Village, Puri

Known all over India for its exquisite Pattachitra scroll painting, Raghurajpur is a small village situated in the Puri district. Situated on the bank of river Bhargavi, Raghurajpur, well famous as Artist village, is surrounded...

Pipili, Puri

Pipili is a small village in the Puri district which is world-renowned for its applique handicrafts. Applique, a French term, is a technique by which various cutting pieces of colored fabrics are applied to the...

Markandeshwar Temple

Believed to be built somewhere around 12th century, Markandeshwar Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shiva Lingam. It is considered one of the Panch Tirthas in Puri and also one of...

Manikapatna (Bhabakundalesvara Temple)

Located in the Puri district, Manikapatna is small village located near Chilka Lake, 44 km from the revered city of Puri. Apart from being a site of archeological importance, this village is famous for Bhabakundalesvara...

Kuruma (Buddhist Site)

Kuruma is a small village in Puri which is located at a distance of 8 km to the south-east of the Konark Sun Temple. This place is famous for an ancient Buddhist excavation site that...

Kakatpur (Mangala Devi Temple)

Located on the bank of river Prachi, Kakatpur is a small village situated 50 kms from the sacred city of Puri. This village is known for a famous temple dedicated to Goddess Mangala who is...

Harachandi Temple

Apart from being a one of the Char Dham in India and thus a spiritual centre for Vaishnavism, Puri is also regarded as one of the Shakti Peeth (seat of Mother Goddess). The temple is...

Varahi Temple (Barahi, Chaurasi)

Varahi Temple (Barahi temple)) is situated in a small village Chaurasi near Puri district on the bank of river Prachi. It is well-known for Varahi Temple dedicated to Goddess Varahi who is temple’s presiding deity....

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