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.

She saved it from the floods by drinking half the total amount of flood water. This story is particularly related to the Skanda Purana.

The Ardhasani Temple in Puri houses an image of this legendary figure. This image is regularly worshipped at the temple.

Ardhasani Temple, Puri is located on the Grand Road. If one wants to visit the Ardhasani Temple in Puri, then he has to reach the town of Puri.

The airport nearest to this place is situated at Bhubaneswar, which is located at a distance of 65 kms.

Last Updated on : 23 June 2011