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In Beaches

Balighai Beach, Puri

Features

Balighai Beach is one of pristine and unexplored beach of Puri. Located at the convergence point of river Nua Nai, one can take relaxing sun bath, enjoy boat rides on the natural beach or visit Sea Turtle Research Centre. The natural beauty with boating and water sports facilities make perfect weekend break.

In Beaches

Baliharachandi Beach, Puri

Features

Baliharachandi Beach is long stretched and lonely beach. Baliharachandi temple of Goddess Harachandi is one of the important attraction near the beach.

In Beaches

Beleswar Sea Beach, Puri

Features

Beleswar Sea Beach is natural scenery and long sandy beach and ideal for leisure and relaxation. The beach is also famous for Lord Beleswar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. On occasion of Shivratri, lot of devotees visit the temple for blessings of God.

In Pilgrimages

Konark Sun Temple, Puri

Features

Konark Sun Temple is top milestone of Kalinga architecture of solar chariot with twelve pairs of ornamented wheels pulled by seven rearing horses. Dedicated to Sun God, Konark temple was constructed by Raja Narasinghs Deva-I of the Ganga Dynasty during 13th century. The temple has a sanctum with a lofty sikhara, a jagamohana and a nata-mandira (hall of dance) with other subsidiary shrines. The temple is now in damaged and the sculptures found while excavating exhibits in the Sun Temple Museum of Archaeological Survey of India. The museum has four galleries showcasing more than 250 sculptures on display.

In Beaches

Puri Beach,

Features

Apart from pilgrimage importance, the golden sand beach of Puri is also popular for leisure and relaxation. Puri Beach Festival is very popular for art and culture and held in February month for five days. On occasions like "Kartik Purnima", Hindus take a holy deep and pray Sea God.

In Pilgrimages

Shri Jagannath Temple, Puri

Features

Shri Jagannath Temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord of Universe) and it is important pilgrimage destination of Char Dham Yatra in India. The 12th century temple was built by emperor Anangabhimadeva of Ganga dynasty. The temple has traditional Orissan architecture of four structures -the Vimana/ Deula (sanctum), the Jagamohana/Mukhasala (the porch), the Natamandir (the audience hall) and the Bhogamandap (the hall for residuary offerings) in east west direction. The shrine of God- Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Chakra Sudarshan are made of margosa wood. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple and photography and electronic items are strictly prohibited.

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