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Jagannath Temple, Puri

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Admire the striking complex of Jagannath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath, the Lord of the Universe. The current temple structure was built in 1161 by a local ruler, but it is believed that its origins date back more than 2,000 years. The main shrine, one of 120 temples within the complex, contains a wooden image of the presiding deity. Only Hindus are allowed onto the temple premises, but you can view the massive complex from the roof of a nearby library. Plan your Jagannath Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Puri using our Puri trip planner.
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  • October 5, 2017
    One of the holiest places of India. The abode of Lord Krishna. Huge Temple, very crowded and bustling but a feeling of peace once you leave from there.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Inside Temple area is good. outside area of the temple is very dirty. those who are willing to give puja of jagannath deb will have to deposit money in the temple office as per the rate chart availabl...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    What can one say about such a spiritual place. One with such a glorious history. Try and reach the temple by 7.00 am - best reached in an autorickshaw. There would be many Pandas who would approach yo...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    The great Jagannath Temple. Lots of miracles are here. Pilgrims from all over India and abroad are come here to pay their homage to lord Jagannath (I like a place and very good location very entertainment area.)
  • June 29, 2017
    One of those temples that represents India and its culture. If you are in Orissa, a must visit. A guided tour is a must to understand the temple architecture, its history, related folklore and other intricacies. Spend atleast 2-3 hours in the premises to let that experience sink in. Check the timings of hoisting of the flag at the top of the tallest spire. Its an experience of a lifetime to watch a panda climb the spire and hoist the flag. One of the building on the opposite side is best for photography.
  • April 18, 2017
    A great place for religious people. Excellent architecture of the temple. Keep time in hand to visit this temple. No mobile allowed. Beware of auto-rickshaw driver's, they charge 10 time more of the exact fair, bargain with them. Neat & clean.
  • July 12, 2017
    Best ever experience of a temple. Astonishing mysteries and the best part is the evening flag-change ceremony and the foodies from Ananda bazaar.
  • June 29, 2017
    1. Awesome architecture 2. Spacious environment inside the temple premises 3. Greedy priests (each small temple has atleast one, while major spots have 4-5 priests acting as shopkeepers in a market) 4. Dirty and stinky, even with all the money flowing in; I don't know how people can digest the prasad when flies openly flaunt their possession over the stores.

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Where to stay in Puri

With Puri such a vital place of pilgrimage for Hindus across the world, and tourists keen to witness the festivities and engage with the history of the place, the city offers a good selection of accommodations to suit its varied list of visitors. In the dense collection of streets around the temple, a few guesthouses and hotels provide good access to the main urban points of interest. Down by the coast, you'll find a variety of hotels offering sea views, with budget options usually set a little further back from the golden sands than the upmarket choices.
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