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Puri Ashram

Puri ashram offers enlightenment on spiritual and religious issues. There are various ashrams in Puri. Out of them, four are linked with the rituals of Jagannath Temple. They are Pandu Ashram, Parasara Ashram, Angira Ashram and Markandeya Ashram.

The deity of Lord Nrusimha is brought to each of the above-mentioned ashrams of Puri on the ninth day of the bright fortnight of Sravana. This visit is celebrated with huge fanfare and is named as Badi Nrusimha Bije. These ashrams at Puri are managed by the local committees.

Other popular ashrams in Puri are Pranabananda Ashram near Chakratirtha, Bijaya Krushna Goswami Ashram near the Narendra tank, Bharat Sevashram in Swargadwar area, Bhagabat Ashram near bus stand, Abhiram Paramahanshashram in marichikote lane, Nigamananda Ashram at Lokanath road, and Adwait Brahmashram Girinarbanta.

At Puri ashram, one can learn the different ways of attaining spiritual knowledge through Yoga. Apart from saints and their students, the ashrams at Puri are an abode for dogs and cows. The people who live there have to participate in farming and contribute in the running of the ashram.

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Last Updated on : 23 June 2011