The Jagannath temple at Puri was constructed in 12th century by the Ganga dynasty rulers who ruled over Kalinga (present day Odisha). As per the legends, the temple was originally constructed by the divine architect Vishwakarma and the idols were carved by the supreme Lord Vishnu himself who appeared in the form of a carpenter. The temple has a typical Kalinga architecture characterised by the vimana, natya mandapa, jagamohana and other features.
The Jagannath temple at Puri is one of the Char Dhams. It is also known as the Purushottama kshetra, Martya Vaikuntha, Sri Khetra, Nilachala Dham etc. Owing to its reverence, there is a huge influx of devotees throughout the year. There are many legends and miracles surrounding this mystic temple.
Best time to visit: Nothing in particular, but try to visit early morning or in the evening. Photography: Not allowed How to reach: The temple is easily accessible through city bus or auto rickshaws from the Kalpana chowk of Bhubaneswar. Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar is one of the oldest known Shiva temples in India. The … Continue reading Lingaraj temple in the city of Temples
Tirupati Balaji- some temple in south India where people visit for hair tonsuring and the laddu prasads of the temple are quite delectable. This was all I knew about this place. I never saw any photograph of the temple nor was there any temple dedicated to Lord Venkatesh in my town. Yet very often people traveled to … Continue reading Tirupati Balaji: The most visited temple in the world
Madurai situated on the banks of river Vaigai is one of the oldest city in India. Hindu mythology has legends mentioning this place in events that happened millions of years ago. Madurai is believed to be the site of the celestial wedding of Lord Shiva and Tadaatagai (an incarnation of Goddess Parvati). An annual 10 day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam … Continue reading Madurai trip & Visit to Meenakshi Amman Temple