Shree Jagannath Temple Overview

It was built in the 12th century by the ruler of the Ganga Dynasty. The most famous festival of Ratha−Yatra is held here. The main deities worshipped here are Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. The temple serves as a mysterious historical structure built millennia ago. People visit Odisha to gain blessings of Lord Jagannath.

The temple is built on a raised platform in the heart of the city. Enclosed with walls about seven metres high. It is believed that birds do not fly over Jagannath temple because there is Garuda, which scares the birds away, and there is no bird in the region that can fly higher than the Jagannath Temple. There are also rules of visiting the temple, and foreigners and non-Hindu are not allowed inside the sanctum sanctorum. Those born Hindu are the only ones allowed inside the temple.

Location: Bhanumati Way, Puri, Odisha 752002.

Timings: Open 24 hours.

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