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Puri, also known as Jagannath Puri (The Abode of Lord Jagannath) or Purusottama Puri, is a renowned city and headquarters of Puri District in the Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa).


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19.804885.817461 Bedi Hanuman. Temple.  19.8017685.844332 Chakra Tirtha. Temple.  Swarga Dwar or The Gateway to Heaven. Site of cremation of almost all famous Oriya people.  Golden Beach of Puri.  Mausima Temple (Mausima Mandir).  Shankaracharya's Gobardhan Pitha. A Hindu Math.  Shree Gundicha. Temple Destination of Rath Yatra.  19.8050885.81813 Shree Jagannath Puri. Temple. One of the four dhams i.e. four most sacred pilgrimage places of Hindus. Constructed in 11th century and is the starting point of the world famous Rath Yatra held in July. Entry is limited to Hindus. Do lean against the Shani temple and watch the summit of the temple and do savour the temple food or bhog. The temple complex is huge and has some very interesting stories associated, priests or pandas are generally the ones who conduct the non Oriya people around and generally mention all these stories although they can demand exorbitant amounts; bring it down to something reasonable. It is possible to go into the sanctum sanctorum and touch the deities in the main temple for a fee.  Shree Lokanath. Temple Dedicated to Lord Shiva, is said to be the place where Lord Shiva hid himself from Shani, under a pond. The Shiva Linga here is partially submerged and the pond is teeming with fish. Priests here tend to be very strict so do maintain etiquette.  Sunara Gaurang Temple.  Famous Places Near Puri Alarnath. Temple.  Balihar Chandi Temple. Is secluded with a beautiful and very calm beach nearby view from the temple of which is obscured by a forest.  19.8677286.13324 Chandrabhaga. Sea Beach.  19.8449685.478815 Chilika Lake.  20.1111785.832746 Pipili. Famous for Applique Work  Puri Konark Marine Drive. This road was recently renovated and hence is in superb condition. Is peppered with deserted beaches and many rivers fall into the sea in places visible, if not accessible, from the road. Some beaches are said to have quicksands. Along the way there is a temple Ramchandi which is a popular picnic spot amongst the locals as non-veg is allowed in the temple.  19.8855185.825757 Raghurajpur. Famous for Patta Chitra (term for traditional, cloth-based scroll painting) as well as the location for several interesting temples.  19.6680985.442078 Satapada. Dolphin Sanctuary  19.887686.094549 Sun Temple of Konark.