Puri, the home of Lord Jagannath, is a pilgrimage city in the Odisha state of India. The sea has always allured me, so what’s better than the famous sea-side town puri with a touch of spirituality. Puri is renowned for Jagannath temple which is one of the four dhams, Rath Yatra held at Jagannath temple and Puri sea beach witnessing thousands of devotees. Let’s see what this town hold for our wanderlust.
Puri is incomplete without seeing Konarak temple, and I don’t expect there are many compositions as charming and as accurately embellished as this one. The chakras all over the temple emphasize its uniqueness and sharpness in design. Konarak is an amalgam of Sanskrit words Kon, meaning Corner and the word Arka is pointing out to the devotion of the temple to the sun god.
Temple of Lingaraja is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Puri which is worshipped by Hindus from all over India. The whole temple corridor is constructed by deep red sandstone. You can observe that the main gate consists of massive lions carved on sides. That is why it is named the ‘Lion’s Gate’. Believe me; I’ve never seen such vast walls of a carved with sculptures of Gods and Goddesses and different animals and birds.
Temple of Jagannath is among the most ancient temples in India. The temple is famous for its annual Ratha Yatra (chariot festival), in which the three principal deities of gods are pulled on huge and elaborately decorated temple cars.
Last but not least puri trip is incomplete without visiting Puri Sea beach, which is the most beautiful beaches of India, for its extensive and long sandy track. Excellent viewpoint to see the Sunset and Sunrise.