Total 10 destination found in Puri

Jagannath Temple   Puri

Jagannath Temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly worshippers of god Krishna and god Vishnu, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages that a Hindu is expected to make in ones lifetime. The image of Jagannath is wooden. Every twelve or nineteen years these wooden figures are ceremoniously replaced by using sacred trees, that have to be carved as an exact replica. The reason behind this ceremonial tradition is the highly secret Navakalevara (New Body or

Puri Beach   Puri

Puri Beach like other beaches of Puri is very long and quiet. You can reach most of the famous temples with ease as they are all situated close to the beach only. Numerous stalls line up around the beach for tourists to pick up souvenirs made of shells, jute and many lamp shades or wall hangings made from patch work.

Konark Sun Temple   Puri

Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha, India. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 AD. The temple complex is in the shape of a gigantic chariot, having elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. A major part of the structure is now in ruins. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has also featured on various list of Seven Wonders of India. The temple is 35 km from Puri and 65 km from Bhuban

Chilika Lake   Puri

Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100 km2. The lagoon hosts over 160 species of birds in the peak migratory season. Birds from as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Aral Sea and other remote parts of Russia, Kirghiz steppes of Mongolia, Central and southeast Asia, Ladakh and Himalayas come here. These bi

Sakshi Gopal Temple   Puri

The diminutive version of the Jagannath Temple is the Sakshi Gopal Temple. The temple is dedicated Lord Krishna and his consort, Radha. These idols were brought to this shrine by King Pratapruda Deva. When you visit the Jagannath Temple, it is a must that you also offer prayers at Sakshi Gopal Temple, without which your offering is considered incomplete. Mythology It is said that a poor young man of the village, later named Sakshigopal, fell in love with the daughter of the village headman. Ho

Raghurajpur   Puri

Raghurajpur is a heritage crafts village in Puri district, Odisha, known for its master Pattachitra painters, an art form which dates back to 5 BC in the region and Gotipua dance troupes, the precursor to the Indian classical dance form of Odissi; it is also known as the birthplace of one of the finest Odissi exponents and Guru, Kelucharan Mohapatra. Apart from that, the village is also home to crafts like Tussar paintings, palm leaf engravings, stone and wood carvings, wooden, cowdung and papie

Gundicha Temple   Puri

Gundicha Temple is situated towards the north east direction of the Jagannath temple and was constructed in the 16th century. It is shaped like a dome with Lord Vishnu’s wheel adorning the top. Gundicha temple is popularly referred to as His aunt’s house because when the Rath Yatra festival takes place, Lord Jagannath is shifted to the Gundicha temple for seven days. As it is located in the middle of a beautiful garden, it is also known as Garden House.

Daya River   Puri

Daya River in Puri, a branch of Kuakhai River, starts at Saradeipur. It joins with Malaguni River and flows into Chilika Lake on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. This 37 km long river is historically important as the infamous Kalinga war was fought on the river bank in 3BC . There is a Shanti Stupa on the hill on which there are many stone panels. One of them depicts Lord Buddha in a reclining position and the other shows King Ashoka offering his sword to Lord Buddha. Emperor Ashok became a discip

Loknath Temple   Puri

Close to Jagannath temple lies the 11th century Lokanatha temple in the town of Puri , India, dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to history the lingam in this temple was established by Lord Rama. The unique feature is that the shivalinga is always under water which substantiates the legend that Goddess Ganga flows through the top of the shivalinga as a stream. The festival that is celebrated with great fervor and pomp is the Saranti Somavar Fair while devotees believe that the shivalinga has pow

Alarnatha Temple   Puri

Alarnatha Temple or Alvarnaath is a temple dedicated to Vishnu and located in Brahmagiri, Orissa,nearPuri.It becomes crowded during the krishnapaksha of Ashadha,after the Snana Yatra when lord Jagannath cannot be seen in Puri. During this period, popularly known as Anasara or Anavasara (literally meaning no opportunity to see the lord of Puri), instead of having darshan in Jagannath Temple,peoples believe that Lord Jagannath during this time manifests as Alarnath Dev, at the Alarnath temple in