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Jameswar Temple – 37/50 Best places to visit in Puri (2021) | Visit in and Around Puri

Jameswar Temple – This is a small temple located in Gaudabada Sahi. Dedicated god of this temple is Lord Shiva. Shiv Linga of this temple placed below from the ground level. This temple is also a important pilgrimage center from the point of Pancha Pandavas.

Lord Jameswar associates with several festival of Jagannath temple every year. Lord Mahadev have important role in Chandana yatra of Lord Jagannath ever year.

This temple is also connected with many occasions of Lord Jagannath Temple like Sagar Bije, Ashram Bije, Sital Sasthi, Champak Dwadasi, Sravana Purnima and Aswina Purnima. Deity Sudarsana from the Jagannatha temple visits Lord Yamesvara On the day of Radhastami every year.

Goddess Worshiped – Jameswar Mahadev (Lord Shiv)
Location – Gaudabada Sahi
Distance form Jagannath Temple – 3kms
How to Reach – Taxi
Famous Rituals – Yama Dwitiya

Devotes observe “Yama Dwitiya” with great devotion in this temple. They pray and offer puja to Lord Mahadev for their better life and fulfill their wishes.

Legend behind this temple

According to local people once Lord Jama (Yama-the God of death) tried to foil the meditation of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva became angry started war and defeated Lord Jama. Lord Jameswar also protecting Puri from Lord Yama. From that day Lord Shiva is known as Jameswar.

Jameswar Temple – 37/50 Best places to visit in Puri (2021) | Visit in and Around Puri

This temple is one among the five Pancha Pandava temple of Puri. According to another legend Pancha Pandavas (Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva) at the time of disguise for one year, visited here and stayed for one night in Puri. They also worshiped Lord Vishnu here for their safe journey.

To memories their stay in Puri five Shiva temples were built in Puri. These temples are known as Lokanatha temple by local people. They are Jameswar, Kapalamochan, Markandeswar and Nilakatheswara and together they are known as Pancha Pandavas. Jameswar Temple known after their name of eldest brother Yudhistira.

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