Narendra Tank -10/50 Best places to visit in Puri (2022) | Visit in and Around Puri
Narendra Tank popularly known as Narendra Pokhari in Odia language is a holy tank situated at Mauza Dandimala Sahi in Puri, State of Odisha in India. This is one of the largest tanks in Orissa and also one among the 50 Best places to visit in Puri.
Built In – 15th century AD |
Build By – Narendra Dev
Distance from Jagannath Temple – 1 km
Distance from Railway Station – 2.5 km
How to Reach – Taxi/Cab
Entry Fee – Free
Timings : All days of the week: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Lot of small and big temples are located at surrounding of this tank.
This tank is also considered as a holy place because of Chandana Yatra of Lord Jagannath celebrated annually here.
This tank also known as Chandana Pushkarini, in Odia Language Chandan(Sanlad) Pokhari(tank). There is an island in the middle of the lake with a small temple called Chandana Mandapa.
Chandana Yatra :
During this Chandana Yatra or Chandan festival replica deity of Jagannath (Madan Mohan) is brought on an annual basis with Rama, Krishna, Laxmi and Saraswati(Biswadhatri).
All the big and small deities are also taken out of their temples and floated in the pious water of this lake. This is call “Bhaunri Yatra“. The deities are applied with sandal mixed water (sandal paste ) and then washed with the sacred water of this tank.
Festival Name – Chandan Yatra or Chandan Festival|
Chandan yatra periods – Bahar and Bhitar chandan (21 + 21 = 42 days)
Celebrated on – Akshaya Trutiya
Deities – Rama, Krishna, Madan Mohan, Laxmi and Saraswati(Biswadhatri) along with Lokanatha, Jameswar, Markandaya, Kapala Mochana and Nilakantha
Last day festival – Bhaunri Yatra
This ritual is organized in the Baishaki month of Hindu calendar. Chandan yatra devided into two periods i.e, Bahar chandan or outer chandan(21 days) and Bhitar chandan or inner chandan (21 days).
Bahara Chandana starts from Akshaya Tritiya and continues for 21 days. Construction of the chariots for the Ratha Yatra festival starts from Akshaya Tritiya. The last 21 days include rituals held inside the temple itself known as Bahar chandan or outer chandan.
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3- Konark Sun Temple
4- Ramachandi Temple
5- Chandrabhaga Sea Beach
Celebration of Chandan Yatra in this tank made this is one of the Best Tourist places to visit in Puri. Also visit other 50 Best places to visit in Puri.