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Jagannath Temple Puri – Lord Shree Jagannath is the lord of the mass and god of universe


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Jagannath Temple Puri, popularly known as Jagannath Mandir or Puri Jagannath or Puri Mandir in Odia language. Puri temple is located at Puri in the state of Odisha in India. It is well known for one Dham among the Char-Dham for Hindu Pilgrimages. Temple of Puri Jagannath is the highest faith and spiritual point of Hindutva.

Puri Jagannath mandir is dedicated to Lord Shree Jagannath, a form of lord Vishnu. Jagannath of Puri (Jagat-Nath) means the god of the Universe. This temple is the Best places to visit in Puri.

Elder brother Balabhadra along with Lord Shree Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and are being worshiped in Puri and deities are seated on the Ratna Simhassana along with statues of Sudarshana Chakra, Madanmohan, Sridevi and Vishwadhatri in jagannath temple.

Puri Jagannath Temple Location – Grand road Puri
Distance From Bhubaneswar – 62KM
Nearest Railway Station – Puri (3KM)
Nearest Bus Stand – Puri (4KM)
Nearest Air Port – Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar (62km)
How to Reach – Local Transportation (Taxi and Bus) available almost every where in Puri
How to Reach From Bhubaneswar – Train / Govt Bus / Private Bus / Taxi / Cab
Jagannath temple Puri timings – 6AM – 10PM

Statues of these three Gods carved from sacred Neem logs known as Daru. The deities also adorned with different clothing and jewels according to seasonal festivals.

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Shree Jagannath Puri Temple opening time – 6AM

Around the year many festivals are observed in here like Snana Yatra, Netrotsava, Ratha Yatra (car festival), Sayan Ekadasi, Chitalagi Amabasya, Srikrushna Janma, Dussehra which made this temple a place of attraction for Hindi Pilgrimage.

Jagannath Puri temple facts

Shree Jagannath temple Puri facts:
Area – More than 4,20,000 sq.ft
Entrance Gate – 4 gates facing to each direction
East – Sinha Dwar(Lions Gate)
West – Tiger Gate (also called the Khanja Gate)
North – Elephant Gate
South – Horse Gate
Main Gate – East-Sinha Dwar(Lions Gate)
Built by – King Anantavarman Chodaganga in the 12th century CE
Dynasty -The Ganga dynasty
Jagannath temple height – 214 feet (65 m)

Entrance Gates of Shree Jagannath temple Puri 4 gates facing to each direction

The East-facing Lions Gate is the main entrance of Shree Jagannath Puri temple where we can see “Aruna Stambha” is a monolithic pillar about 10 meters high. The North gate ( Elephant Gate ) is mainly meant for the God himself, the logs of wood out of which, the images are fabricated, make their entry into the temple premises through this gate, when the Navakelevara ceremony takes place. The West gate (Tiger Gate)

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After we get into the main gate flight of steps are located and locally they are called “Baisi Pahaca”(in Odia Language) means “twenty-two steps”. It is interesting to that the parents bring their children & make them slowly roll over the steps from the top to the bottom ones in expectation of spiritual bliss as countless devotees have walked on the steps which are believed to be throbbing with spiritual animation.

Puri Jagannath temple during COVID-19

On the left-hand side, a vast kitchen area of the temple is present. This kitchen of the Puri Jagannath temple may be described as the biggest hotel of the world as having capacity to feed even 2,000 to 2, 00,000 persons every day, it is also said that no one left hungry from this temple if he desires to eat Maha Prasad, called locally as Abadha.

Common Facts of Shree Jagannath Puri temple :
Dedicated God – Lord Jagannath
Place Known as – Srikhetra
Prasad – Maha Prasad
Steps – Baisi Pahaca
Sorround Wall – Meghanad Pachiri
Flag – Patitapaban Bana
Pinnacle of the temple – Sudarshan Chakra

The piligrimiges take prasad at “Ananda Bajara” which is the popular name of the food selling market within the enclosure. Ananda Bajara literally means, the pleasure market.

What to buy from Puri

While visiting outside of the Shree Jagannath Puri Temple you can bye dry prasad and other dry sweets along with other decorated items like: handicrafts which include decorative mirrors and other works with conch shell (Sankha), Pearl work, baskets and decorative trays, Pattachitra, canopies, awnings and stone bowls and plates, stone statues, soapstone statuettes, silk and cotton hand loom, silver filigrees and Horn Work. Wikipedia

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