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1 Jagannath Temple Puri,odisha The Jagannath Temple in is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath (Vishnu) and located in the coastal town of Puri in the state of Odisha India The name Jagannath (Lord of the Universe) is a combination of the Sanskrit words Jagat (Universe) and Nath (Lord of) The Jagannath Temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions particularly worshippers of Krishna and Vishnu and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages that a Hindu has to be visited in one s lifetime
2 Konark Sun Temple Konark, Odisha 752111 Konark Sun Temple is a th century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda) at Konark in Odisha India It was supposedly built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty around It has been built in the shape of a gigantic chariot with 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 It is also featured on NDTV s list of Seven Wonders of India and Times of India s list of Seven Wonders of India The name Konark derives from the combination of the Sanskrit words Kona (corner) and Arka (sun) in reference to the temple which was dedicated to the Sun god Surya
3 Chandrabhaga Konark, Odisha 752112 At about kms from the Sun Temple at Konark is the Chandrabhaga beach The strong currents do not make it either safe or easy for swimming But the picturesque view of the sunrise and sunset at this place is enchanting For tourists can be availed at Konark which is just km away from Chandrabhaga beach Hotels in Chandrabhaga are available with all basic amenities
4 Sakhigopal Sakhigopal,Odisha 752014 Sakhigopal located at distance of nearly to kilometers from Puri is one of the most famous pilgrimage spots of Odisha It is an ideal place to get an insight into the Hindu philosophies and learn more about the religion Sakhigopal is basically famous for the Sakhigopal Temple This is at temple dedicated to Lord Krishna It is one of the oldest temples of Odisha and one of the most famous ones too
5 Mausima Temple Grand Road, Mausima Ln, Balagandi, Puri, Odisha 752001 The three chariots of Jagannatha Balabhadra and Subhadra start from the Singha Dwara of the Temple of Jagannath and reach at Gundicha Temple at the other end of the Bada danda In between Gundicha Temple and Singha Dwara there comes the Shrin of the Goddess Ardhamsini or Ardhasini Popularly known as Mousima (aunt) of Jagannath where the Lord take a bhoga of Podapitha a special cake It is stared in Skanda Purana Vaisanava Knadha that during the deluge when the sea overflooded Puri this goddess drank half of the flood water and saved the town There for her name become Arthasini
6 Lokonath Lokanath Rd, Puri, Odisha 752001 This is the fomous Siva temple of Puri Located about One Kilometer away from the Jagannath Temple towards the western end There is a popular belief that Lord Ram had installed this lingam with a Lauka or Pumpkin The Temple was build during th th century A D The devotees come here to see Lord Loknath in order to be cured from any kind of disease There are certain festivals observed in this temple out of which Saranti Somobar mela is the important one There is a streem on the head Sivalinga playing the roal of the Ganges and linga It self remains under the water The flowers sandal paste Bilva patra etc offered to the God remain decomposed in the water emittining a special smell and teast being medicated as a whole people take it as Prasad in order to be cured from the disease that they suffered for The festival of Siva Ratri is observed in the temple of Lokanath with great devotion A meeting of Siva and Vishnu takes place on the day
7 Harachandi Temple Harachandi Sahi Road, Sandhajaga, Puri, Odisha 752001 Goddess Harachandi temple is at a distance of kms from Puri It is situated on the side of sea where the river from Atharnala entered into sea near Harachandi temple It is the best place for picnic In the side of Harachandi temple there was only one old routes from Puri to Decan via chilika lake An important health resort of Odisha the fresh air and exotic landscape of Baliharachandi rejuvenates the tourists with a fresh bout of energy and vigor The well known tourist destination of the sea side beach of Baliharachandi is easily accessible by good roads and well laid railway tracks
8 Shyamakali Shyamakali Lane, Puri, Odisha 752001 These shrines are there in the old palace of Gajapati Kings of Puri Now the historical Royal Palace is situated in the grand trunk road (Bada danda) of Puri This is a new Place The old Palace was there in Bali Sahi From the Southen door of Lord Jagannath temple one can go to this place
9 Gundicha Puri, Odisha 752002 The most important sanctuary of Jagannath is the Gundicha temple the abode to which Jagannath Balabhadra and Subhadra are driven each of his or her wooden cars once in a year during the Car Festival Except for these few days it is unoccupied but there is a small establishment of servants by whom it is regularly maintained It is situated at the other end of the great highway (Badadanda) The distance between the gates of Jagannath temple and the Gundicha temple is exactly meters ( feet) The temple is surrounded by a wall and stands in the middle of garden It consists of four pars connected with kitchen rooms by a narrow passage The tower a construction of Pidha type is feet high with a base of feet by feet outside and feet inches by feet inside All the four structures (Vimana Jagamohan Natamandap and Bhogamandap) bear the traces of several plastering and are carved in places with obscene figures in mortar There is a plain raised seat fe
10 Puri Seabeach Sea beach, near swargadwara, Puri, Odisha Puri is one of the most popular Orissa beaches that is thronged by the pilgrims all round the year The shimmering sand high rising waves and the unbroken sea bed of Puri lure national and international tourists Puri is popular for its temple of Lord Jagannath The temple was built in the th century and dedicated to the Lord of the Universe Indian and foreign tourists arrive in large numbers every year to seek the blessings of Lord Jagannath the reigning deity of the region The pilgrims wade through the waters of the Bay of Bengal and often gather in large numbers in the beaches to take the traditional dip
11 Baliharachandi Beach Sipasurubili, Odisha 752002 Baliharachandi beach of Orissa is situated at a short distance of just km from the famous place of Puri Salubrious weather vast stretches of sandy beach and turbulent sea represent the picturesque landscape of Baliharachandi One of the worth seeing Orissa beaches Baliharachandi is famous for the revered religious shrine of Goddess Harachandi that draws several devotees from far and wide who visit the holy monument to seek divine blessings and eternal happiness The sea side beach offers the tourists with a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural splendor of Orissa
12 Balighai Beach Beldal, Odisha 752002 The casuarina fringed Balighai Beach located km from Puri is a famous picnic spot The juxtaposition of gentle casuarina lined river with crashing desolate ocean coast is a strange and extremely beautiful one One may also catch a glimpse of the shy Baliharina a kind of deer who inhabit the area The Sea Turtle Research Center is another attraction of this beach
13 Pipili Chandua Pipili,odisha Pipili of odisha Puri (also known as Pipli) is a town and a NAC under jurisdiction of Puri district in the Indian state of Orissa It is famous for designing beautiful Applique handicrafts It is a town of artisans famous for their colourful fabrics Best known is probably the gorgeous applique work of Pipili Pipili is on the way from Puri to Bhubaneswar It is kilometres from Puri at the junction where the konark road branches from the Bhubaneswar to Puri road It is a small village On the main road at Pipili there are many shops selling Applique work products tourist visiting Puri buy these products from Pipili It is famous in Orissa as well as in India for it s applique craft Each and every family of the village engaged themeselves in this applique craft Most of the people of the village depend on this applique craft for their day to day life Applique a French term is a technique by which various cutting pieces of coloured fabrics are applied to the surface of another fo
14 Kakatpur Kakatpur,puri,odisha Kakatpur is famous for the Shrine of Goddess Mangala situated on the bank of river Prachi The present temple dates back to the th century A D and the deity belongs to the th century A D Goddess Mangala sits in Lalitasana on a double lotus pedestal The mother Goddess is Surrounded by a host of ParswaDevatas Ritualistically Mangala is related with Navakalebar of Lord Jagannath of Puri The belief is that She gives direction for locating the holy log which forms the icon of the Lord at the time of Navakalebar JhamuYatrais the famous festival at Kakatpur which generally falls in the month of Chaitra (April) On this occasion a large no of Visitors gather at Kakatpur to witness the miracles of fire walking Prasad Sevanat the Temple
15 Alarnath Puri,odisha The Vishnu Mandira (Long years back (in A D) Lord ChaitanyaMahaprabhu stayed at Alarnath during anavasara period of Lord Jagannath Anavasara is the two weeks period when Lord Jagannatha take rest in isolation from the rest of the world after suffering from fever due to the annual bathing festival (SnanaYatra) Lord Chaitanya claimed that he visualised the appearance of Lord Jagannath in Alarnath and spent a long period in worshipping the deity here It is believed that those who cannot worship Lord Jagannath during his stay in the sick chamber can get the blessings of the deity if they visit the Alarnath temple During this period the temple servitors offered holy porridge (rice pudding sweetened by jaggery) known as Kheer in local language to the lord During anavasara period of every year thousands of devotees visit Alarnath temple to get the blessings of Lord Alarnath and to taste a pot of famous holy Kheer )