About Jagannath Puri

The Puri is situated on the Bay of Bengal in Odisha, India, approx 65 kilometers from the state capital of Bhubaneswar. Puri, is the holy land of Lord Jaganath, has many names. It is mentioned in Puranas as Srikshetra, Shankha Kshetra, Neelachala, Neeladri, Purusottama Dhama, Purusottama-Kshetra, Purusottama Puri and Jagannath Puri. The word "Puri" in Sanskrit means 'town', or 'city’. The Sun God at Konark is famous in the world. It has the Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lakes in India that holds a picturesque sea-scape beauty with Puri Beach is a popular beach resort. It is the only shrine in India, where Radha, along with Lakshmi, Durga, Sati, Parvati, and Shakti abodes with Krishna, also known as Jagannath. It is the site of the Govardhana matha, one of the four cardinal institutions established by Adi Shankaracharya, the others being those at Sringeri, Dwaraka and Jyotirmath. Puri is one of the important Tourist Destination in India. There are many important tourist destinations are here, It attracts around 20 to 25lacs tourists every year and growing day by day. There are many important festivals celebrated in Puri like Ratha Yatra, Konark festival, Gosani yatra, Konark Music & Dance Festival, Basant Utshav, Puri Beach Festival, Sriksetra Mohotsav, Gundicha Utshav, Suna Besha and many more.

Jagannath Puri is a Kṣhetra, a sacred ground, a place to active power, a gateway of Moksha and where final release if the soul can be obtained.

“Ayodhyā Mathurā Māyā Kāsi Kāñchī Avantikā I
Purī Dvārāvatī chaiva saptaitā moksadāyikāh II”


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