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Puri Jagannath Temple

Odisha, Puri

The Jagannath temple is an important pilgrimage destination located at Puri in Odisha, on the eastern coast of India. The temple was constructed in the 12th century by King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva of the Eastern Ganga dynasty. The temple is part of the Char Dham pilgrimage and is famous for its Annual Rath Yatra. The image of Jagannath worshipped here is in wooden which makes this temple very distinguishable.


According to the legends, Lord Jagannath was worshiped as Lord Neela Madhaba by his devotee, a tribal or Savar king named Viswavasu. King Indradyumna sent Vidyapati, one of his trusted priests to the jungle to meet Viswavasu and convince him to relocate the God from the caves to the city where the king lives. Though he couldn't convince Viswavasu, he married Viswavasu's daughter and after few days he convinced the tribal lord to show him the plac...View more


For its enriched architecture and grandeur, the Puri Jagannath Temple stands among the most rich and largest Hindu shrines across the whole world.The premises covers more than 400,000 square feet and is protected by the fortified stone walls/ the 6.1 m tall wall is known as Meghanada Pacheri and that of the main temple is known as Kurma Bedha. There are around 120 shrines and small temples across the temple premises of Shree Jagannath Dham. Mix o...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : Temple timings are from 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM .
Devotees to Jagannath Temple can reach the Ratna Simhasana where the three deities are seated for free during the Sahanamela. At a minimum cost, the pilgrims can reach the Lords anytime and it is called Parimanik Darshana. Pilgrims can also opt for Jagamohan and Vitarakatha darshans. Else they can enter the Bhitar Katha during the Beshalagi.

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Darsan Dresscode

There is no specific Dress code at Jagannath Temple.


The rich culture of Puri reflects the true spirit of the Odisha Society. Puri, the temple town of the state is the pious place where the Jagannath cult and the different other Indian cults, especially Vaishnavism are synthesizing. Besides the strong religious aspects, the temples of Puri are the assets of India that tells us the long lost century old stories. Pilgrims from other states and abroad visit the Shreekhetra all throughout the year and especially during the Ratha Yatra festival, Nabakalebar (executed in every 12 years), Chandana Snana and for different other religious zests.
The second most striking thing of their culture to witness is the enriched art. The art and crafts of Puri district is simply breathtaking. Catching a glimpse of the handloom silk and cotton sarees to the pipli handicrafts can be an enticing exploration.

Location and Contact

Jagannath Temple, Grand Road, Puri, Odisha

+91 6752222002, +91 6752252900

Puri is well-connected with rail, air and by road throughout the country. Traveling by train is the most prevailing option for pilgrims. Devotees from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and other places can avail direct train to Puri. From elsewhere they have to change trains at Bhubaneswar. Jagannath Temple is well connected by roadways too. Pilgrims traveling by air, have to land at Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar

Additional Info

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    Nilachal Bhakta Nivas +91 6752222053, +91 6752222053
    Puri Hotel +91 6752222114, +91 6752222114
    MAYFAIR Puri +91 6752660660, +91 6752660660
    The Hans Coco Palms +91 6752230038, +91 6752230038
    Hotel Padma Puri(+91 9337270171, +91 9337270171)
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Temple Rituals

At Shreekhetra or the Puri Jagannath Temple the rituals are known as Sanskrit Niti means rule. Here the rituals are segregated in three major forms- the daily nitis, the special nitis and the festival nitis observed on special occasions. The daily niti or ritual include- Mailama, Tadapalagi, Abakasa, Vesa, Sahana Mela, Rosa Homa, Surya Puja and the Dvarapala Puja, Sakala Dhupa, Madhyahna Dhupa, and the Sandhya Dhupa.

Regular Offerings

The Bhoga or Prasadam at Shree Jagannath Temple is called the Mahaprasad. Gopala Vallabha Bhoga, Bhoga Mandapa Bhoga, Pahuda etc are some of the worth mentioning bhoga offered to the Lord. The deities are offered with the food offerings 5-times a day.

Special Rituals

Special poojan and bhoga are offered to the deities at Jagannath Temple during the Ekadasi, Sankranti, Amabasya, on eclipses and Nakhatras.

Famous Festival

January - Makara Sankranti, Daksinayana Sankranti
March - Damanaka Chaturdasi, Dola Yatra
April - Chandana Yatra, Niladrimahodaya
May - Chandana Yatra
June - Rath yatra, Shravan Shukla
September - Parsva Parivartana Ekadasi
October - Deva Utthapana Ekadasi
December - Pusyabhiseka

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