Jagannath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Alwar, India. The temple's presiding deity is anthropomorphic form of Lord Jagannath of Puri, while other two deities are SitaramJi and JankiJi. The temple is located in old part of the city and is famous for its annual Rath Yatra festival where Lord Jagannath is carried in a chariot called Indra Vimana. The chariot (earlier an elephant carriage) had been used by erstwhile Maharaja of Alwar and was donated to the temple lateron to be used for the Rath yatra. The Rath Yatra festival follows different traditions and rituals than those of Puri. Here, it is part of annual wedding celebration taking place between Lord Jagannath and JankiJi.
Located in the sacred town of Puri, the Jagannath Temple or the pride of India was built in the 11th century by King Indradyumna. This glorious temple is the abode of Lord Jagannath who is a form of Lord Vishnu. It is the most revered pilgrimage site for Hindus and is included in the pious Char Dham Yatra with Badrinath, Dwarka and Rameshwaram. Apart from the main shrine that rises high, many minor temples within the complex will make you feel like you have entered God's home itself. The splendid Oriya architecture of the Jagannath Puri Temple is an icing on the cake. The four gates are beautifully designed with intricate carvings. The scrumptious Mahaprasad of the temple is something you should not miss. In one of the largest kitchens of India, the lip-smacking food is cooked in earthen pots for thousands every day and offered to devotees. The vibrant religious festivals of the town allures tourists in large numbers. The most awaited of them is the Rath Yatra celebrated with immense gusto. The colourful ambience, interesting rituals, vim and vigour of the pilgrims is worth witnessing. Be it the sanctity, the delicious food, the serenity or the exuberance towards God, Jagannath Puri temple seems to tick all the boxes and hence, is a place worth including on your bucket lis
On arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport / Bhubaneshwar Railway Station/ Puri Railway Station transfer to hotel at Puri Sea Beach. Take 1 Hour Sea bath and proceed for Darshan at Jaganath Temple. Later Drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple ( one of the world famous heritage site & famously known as Black Pagoda). Enroute visit to Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity). In the evening, Sight seeing at Puri Town (Gundicha Temple, Lokanath Temple, Sonar Gouranga Temple, Bedi Hanuman Temple).Dinner and Overnight stay at Puri.
Morning Darshan at Jaganath Temple (at around 6 AM). Morning drive to Chilika lake at Satpada ( largest brackish water lake ). Take the boat cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins, Sea Mouth. It takes around 2 hours by Boat. Overnight at Puri.
At Bhubaneswar, Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves ( oldest rock cut caves, the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Orissa ), Visit to famous city temples including Lingaraj, Mukteswar (know as the 'gem of Orissan architecture' ). Dhauli ( Budhist stupa/ peace pagoda ), Pipli (the applique work village ) & Raghurajpur ( the Artisan village, the most famous attraction here are the Pattachitra (miniature paintings ), palm leaf engravings, stone carvings, wooden toys, tusser paintings etc. Nadan Kanan Zoo (closed on Monday) - Toy train, Rope way, Tiger Safari & Lion Safari. Overnight at Puri.
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Airport/Railway station at Bhubaneswar.
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