Puri is surrounded by a number of places of tourist interest. It is one of the corners of the golden triangle of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar and Konarak being the other two.
Jagannath Puri Temple or Jagannath Temple, Puri (Orissa) is one of the most sacred temples in India where hundreds of thousands of devotees from all over the world come to pay homage to Lord Jagannath (Lord Vishnu and some People called Lord Krishna). It is said that almighty Lord Vishnu lives here and fulfill the wishes of devotees. This sacred temple is the major tourist attraction of Orissa that is very close to the Puri beach. Every year, especially in the month of July (Shravan), thousands of devotees across the globe come to be a part of the globally renowned Rath Yatra.
As far as the Jagannath Puri Temple Rath Yatra is concerned, it has a great importance according to Hindu Mythology. The images of Lord Jagannath along of Balbhadra and Subhadra are put in mammoth chariot that is pulled by thousands of passionate devotees (some of the devotees throw themselves under the vast wheels of the chariot to be die for salvation and got a place in heaven).
Talking about the history of Jagannath temple Puri, this renowned temple in Orissa was built by Ananta Varman Chodaganga during 12th century (A.D.). However, later the construction was got completed by Ananga Bhima Dev. Spread in the area of 400000 square feet with 20 feet high wall and a tower to a height of 192 feet, the globally renowned Orissa temple is stand on an elevated stone platform that measures 10 acres of area. Its four huge halls the Bhog Mandir (Hall of having foor), Nata-mandir (Dance and music hall), Jagamohana and Deul are enough to speak about the wonderful architecture of that era.
Apart from this, Jagannath temple Puri also contains four main gates in all the four directions. Interestingly, these all four gates are called by different names like Lions gate, tiger gate, horse gate and elephant gate as well. This globally renowned Orissa temple has also known for having world's largest kitchen where thousands of devotees are feed every day. During festivals like Rath Yatra, food for more than 100000 devotees is prepared in this kitchen.
It goes without saying that Jagannath Puri temple is very attractive that is not only known for the Lord Jagannath's sculpture, but also for its unique architecture and beauty. Today, Puri has become hot favorite tourist place because of the beach and the famous temple. We with an aim to make your holidays in Puri memorable and full of wonders have come up with attractive tour packages.>