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Ardhasani Temple, Puri

Ardhasani Temple, Puri is one of the most well known attractions for the tourists in the town. The main structure of the temple is not very big.

The temple is completely whitewashed. It is located at a distance of only 3 kms away from the Jagannath Temple, which is another very important temple of the region.

The ideal time to visit the Ardhasani Temple at Puri is during the celebration of Rath Yatra. It is widely believed by the followers of the Hindu religion that Lord Jagannath halts at this temple of Puri, while coming back from the Gundicha Temple. He comes to this temple to enjoy a special preparation made out of rice, which is termed ' poda pitha'.

The Ardhasani Temple of Puri was put up to pay homage to the mythical figure of Subhadra. According to the myths and legends that are related to the religion of Hinduism, Subhadra is well known for having saved the entire town of Puri.

Last Updated on : 23 June 2011