Jagannath Temple, Puri

The Jagannath Temple, Puri is one of the most renowned places of interest that are situated in the town of Puri. There are a number of temples in the town, which form one of the major attractions of the place.

The Jagannath Temple of Puri is one of the most popular temples of the place.

The basic structure of the temple has a total height of about 65 meters. It is supposed to be established in the 12th century.

The Jagannath Temple in Puri is situated on the Nilgiri Hills. One of the main attractions of this temple of Orissa is the bhoga that it distributes.

The Bhoga Mandir and the Nata Mandir were put up later on in the 15th century and the 14th century respectively. This temple is one of the tallest temples that have been established in the country of India.

This temple of Puri is well acclaimed amongst the people who have faith in the religion of Hinduism in India as one of the Char Dham. The Char Dham is supposed to be four most significant centers of pilgrimage for the people following the Hindu religion in the subcontinent. The Jagannath Temple at Puri shares the name of Char Dham along with Badrinath, Dwarka and Rameshwaram.

The Jagannath Temple, Puri was established to pay homage to the Lord of the Universe. The name of the temple is derived from two different words. These are 'jag' and 'nag'. The first word means 'universe and the second word means 'lord'.

Last Updated on : 23 June 2011