Puri Jagannath

Jagannath Temple
The Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri is a Jagannathfamous Hindu templeand and located in the coastal town of Puri in the state of Orissa, India.With its roaring 65 mt high spire, the temple is visible even from the countryside. Decorated with four gates on each side, the temple also has a 16 sided monolithic pillar measuring 11 meters in height, Arunastambh; architectural zenith with exquisite carvings which was brought here from Konark in the 18th century.

The name Jagannath is a combination of the Sanskrit words Jagat (Universe) nath(lord of). And puri also Known As Nilachal, Nilagiri, Niladri and Purushottama dham.Puri offers a number of colourful fairs and festivals such as Chandan Yatra, Snana Yatra (Bath festival), Anavasara festival and Nava- Kalevara and the famous for its annual Rath Yatra(Chariot Festival).The temple is sacred to the Vaishnava traditions and saint Ramananda who was closely associated with the temple.
Puri beach
The Puri Beach is one of the most sought after beaches in India and is an indispensable part of the city. The abode of Lord Jagannath attracts millions of tourists round the year who come here to take a holy bath, which they believe is a golden path to Moksha or Eternal salvation. Trimmed with gorgeous sand arts, the golden sand of this pristine beach allures every tourists to their brim.

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