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JAGANNATH MANDIR

JAGANNATH MANDIR

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India is a country with a rich cultural heritage. It’s not surprising to know that almost every lane here has a temple. This country has been the birthplace of the Vedas and an impeccable history. This is the land that has witnessed two major epics Ramayana and Mahabharata which shows the way as to how today’s generation should live. The similarity in both these epics is that they are avatars of the same God- Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is admired for a number of things worldwide in different avatars. One such avatar is of Lord Shri Jagannadh, a form of Lord Vishnu. The Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri is a Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath. It is one of the most famous temples in India. This temple is definitely on the bucket list for all the people who are planning for a pilgrimage. It is situated in the state Orissa, which was built in the 12th century by the Eastern Ganga dynasty. This temple is spread over an area of 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2). It definitely surprises any tourist with its marvelous architecture inspired by the Oriya style. It has a rich treasure of beautiful sculptures and art. This temple has a lot more sub temples associated with it.

The beauty of this magnificent temple is multiplied during the annual festival of this temple called as the Ratha Yathra which happens in the month of June- July during which the deity is carried in huge chariot. There are a huge gatherings of crowds to witness this auspicious occasion. This temple depicts the traditions of India and the beauty it has along with it. This is the best place to find your spiritual calm, as every nook and corner oozes out divinity. The next time you are in Orissa don’t forget to visit this marvel, it will leave you to mind blown.




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