Gundicha Ghar Temple, Puri


Gundicha Ghar Temple, Puri is one of the most important tourist attractions that are located in the town of Puri. There are a couple of temples in the town and this temple is one of the most well known temples of the place.

To visit this temple of Puri, one has to travel to the town. The airport closest to Puri is situated in the city of Bhubaneswar.

The popularity of the Gundicha Ghar Temple of Puri can be well understood from the fact that it is often compared with the Jagannath Temple of Puri.

According to popular belief, the Gundicha Ghar Temple at Puri is the abode of the aunt of Lord Krishna, who is called Gundicha. The temple has got its name from this mythical figure associated with the religion of Hinduism.

According to the myths and legends of Hindu religion, the Gundicha Ghar Temple in Puri is the place where the lord spends as many as 9 days of a year at the time when the festival of Rathyatra is celebrated in the town of Puri.

A very popular Hindu ceremony that is associated with the Gundicha Ghar Temple, Puri is related with the celebrations of Rathyatra.

On this occasion, the images of the mythical figures of Balabhadra, Jagannath and Subhadra, who are supposed to be siblings, are carried from the Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha Ghar Temple of Puri.

They are transported on beautifully decorated chariots, which are made of wood. It is believed that Gundicha gives a welcome to the three siblings with a special delicacy made of rice called 'padoapitha'.



Last Updated on : 23 June 2011