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Shri Lokanatha Temple – 8/50 Best places to visit in Puri (2021) | Visit in and Around Puri

Shri Lokanatha temple is located at a distance of 3km from Shree Jagannath temple. Lokanatha means Lord Shiv. Lord Shiv is dedicated to this temple. According to local tale Lokanatha temple was established by Lord Rama chandra about 11th century.

The sanctun including Linga is filled with water throughout the year by a natural fountain. This is visible to the devotees in the night of Pankoddhar Ekadashi (3days before Maha Shivaratri festival) once in every year.

Facts about Lokanatha temple:

Built On: 11th century
Dedicated God: Shri Lokanatha (Shiv)
Main Festival: Pankoddhar Ekadashi and Maha Shivratri
Distance: 3KM from Jagannath Temple
How to Reach: Taxi/Auto

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Hindu festival Maha Shivratri observered here with great devotion by local people. On this day a mass gathering found here. Meeting of Hari (Vishnu) and Hara (Shiv) also takes place, which is the main attraction for the devotes on this occasion.

Meeting of Hari (Vishnu) and Hara (Shiv) also takes place, which is the main attraction for the devotes on this occasion.

Shri Lokanatha is kept inside the Jagannath temple as the guardian deity of all the treasures and jewellery.

People who suffered from incurable disease come here on this day, they offer prayer and take prasad in order to be cured form the disease.

In the premises of Shree Lokanatha temple many small temples are present including Parvati Sagar (a big pond) where devotes offer foods to fishes and enjoy the moment.

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