Puri to Temple of Sakshi Gopal


A trip from Puri to Temple of Sakshi Gopal is one of the most popular trips in Puri. Sakshi Gopal, situated about 20 kilometers from Puri, attracts a large number of tourists from the different parts of the world.

Sakshi Gopal, also known as Satyabadis, is one of the famous shrines in India, where the pilgrims come to pay their homage to Lord Krishna. The temple of the Sakshi Gopal is said to have been built in the 19th century. There is a legend about Sakshi Gopal. It is believed that Lord Krishna arrived at Sakshi Gopal to end a dispute between two Brahmins.

It is also believed that King Prataprudra Deva brought the image of Lord Krishna, after he was victorious in Kanchi. Sakshi Gopal houses a temple that contains the full-size image of Lord Krishna. The idol of Lord Krishna at Sakshi Gopal depicts Lord Krishna with a flute and with Radha standing on his left.

The temple of Sakshi Gopal is said to be a miniature of the Jagannath Temple of Puri. Sakshi Gopal is also famous for housing some of the important educational centers belonging to the 19th and the 20th century. Bakulabana, an open-air school belonging to the 20th century, is located behind the temple.

Tourists interested in rural cultures and temples can get a glimpse of the past heritage of India at this site. Sakshi Gopal houses a number of other sites at its vicinity. Some of the areas located near the temple are:
  • Biswanath Hill for Biswanath Siva
  • Balunkeswar Siva Temple
Thus, it is evident that the trip from Puri to Temple of Sakshi Gopal is really exciting, as it helps the tourists to unravel the rich past of the territory.



Last Updated on : 23 June 2011