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“The sign booard that the teple is for orthodox hindu was baffling as I never heard the word before.”
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Jagannath Temple
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Private Excursion to Puri from Bhubaneswar
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Puri
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Be prepared to walk barefoot for some distance and no mobile phones, cameras or leather items or purses but the locker facility is there.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Visited one of the most sacred place of Hindu religion and one of four Dham of India. Yes it is The Jagannath Mandira of Puri, dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of lord Vishnu. This was our 2nd visit of this holy place. We reached Puri in evening and decided to visit temple in evening. So it was less crowded. Camera and photography is not allowed inside temple. There are so many private locker shop at a nominal rates surrounding the main entrance of temple to save your shoes and camera, mobile etc. Do not forget to visit Vimala Devi Temple behind main temple, one of 4 Aadi Shakti and one of 51 Shakti Peeth. The temple is a marvellous architectural master piece also. Do visit even you are in Bhubaneshwar and having a spare day.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We reached the temple by 5.30 am . We were unlucky , just missed the changing of flag which is done at 5.00 am. Wonderful experience.Our driver arranged a Pandit for explaining every thing to us. The Sudarshan Chakra standing at the top of temple is 20 feet in height and weights a ton. It is installed in such a way that it makes you feel that it is facing toward you irrespective of the place you are in.The temple is constructed in such a way that the shadow of the main dome of the temple cannot be observed at any given time.There are 4 mdoors to the temple. the main door is the Simhadwaram - the voice inside the temple can't be heard outside & voice out side can't be heard inside. We had darshan & Prasada . The Flag located at the top of chakra was moving in opposite direction of wind. Came out of Jagannadha temple with so many queries. Want to visit again

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Corruption in the name of God! The place leaves you disgusted after the experience. It's about you being fleeced shamelessly,
openly and with subtle support of the authorities by the thickly populated uncontrolled scrupulous sly 'Pandas' ( the Holy Men) ; they'll curse you and your family if you dare to object or deny them in their forte!! I've done religious sites all over the globe; none so nauseating. It's a general tendency in my religion's sacred sites all over, but here they supercede in the craft. Muslim sites are also sometimes likewise, but Christian site are always exceptions! Why can't we learn from them? [ Anyways, 'non-hindus' are not permitted to enter!! Archaic, as the place, is. Shameful]
Yes, the temple's architecture, history are noteworthy. It's one of the four 'dhams' (highest sacred sites) of Hindu religion. It's stinking rich in Wealth collection from devotees. But it's also very crowded, confusing, loud, dark, dingy, and dirty ( there are efforts to address all these; but we are far, off the mark)
Visiting it to experience an old ritualistic Hindu site with all it's warts is ok; but to seek divine blessings in a serene , tranquil setting is the one thing you won't get at all.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This temple has many entrances but i enter from the singhadwar. This temple is thevmain centre of attraction for the tourists as well as the devotees. Go and pay your offering to the trust and get prasad. You can also buy prasad from the priests in the temple. There are lot of food shops especially sweets like khaja which is the most famous. You hav other shops selling clothes and mostly things used in hindu worship. But non hindus are strictly not allowed entry into the temple.

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