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Puri (Shree Jagannath Dham)

Puri (Shree Jagannath Dham)
Puri (Shree Jagannath Dham)
Puri (Shree Jagannath Dham)
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Puri is famous for the world famous Jagannath Temple & Longest Golden Beach. It is one of the Dhamas (Holiest of the holy place) out of four Dhamas i.e. Puri, Dwarika, Badrinath & Rameswar, in India. Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and elder brother Balabhadra are being worshipped in Puri (The Purusottama Kshetra). The deities are seated on the Bejeweled Pedestal (Ratna Simhassana). Shree Jagannath Puri Temple is one of the most impressing monuments of the Indian State Odisha, was constructed by a famous king of Ganga Dynasty Ananta Varman Chodaganga Deva dating back to 12th century at the seashore Puri. The main temple of Jagannath is an impressing and amazing structure constructed in Kalinga architecture, with a height of 65 meters placed on an elevated platform. There are so many festivals of Sri Jagannath during the year observed in Puri. Which are Snana Yatra, Netrotsava, Ratha Yatra (car festival), Sayan Ekadasi, Chitalagi Amabasya, Srikrushna Janma, Dussehra etc. The most important festival is the World famous Rath Yatra (Car Festival) & Bahuda Yatra. A large crowd is gathered to witness Lord Jagannath durig this festival.

District Headquarter : Puri
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Puri
Nearest Airport : Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :  
By Road, The distance from Nearest Airport at Bhubaneswar to Puri is 60 Kms and from Nearest Railway Station at Puri to Shree Jagannath Temple is 3 Kms. Regular Bus, Taxi and Auto Services are available from Bhubaneswar and Railway Station at Puri. By Rail, Puri is a major railway junction. Regular direct train services are available from Puri to many cities in India, including Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata etc.
Best Time : October to March
Contact Person : Bijaya Kumar Jena (District Tourist Officer)
Contact Person Phone : 06752-222664
Contact Person Mobile : 9437199506
Contact Person E-Mail : touristofficepuri@gmail.com
Web Address of the Place: http://jagannath.nic.in/
Last updated on: 30-04-2015
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