King Indradyumna and Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri Jagannath Temple

In Satya Yuga there was a king named Indradyumna. He was a very powerful king as Indra himself. He was handsome, honest and truthful, learned in the shastras and the Vedas, and skilled in the use of weapons. His radiance put the sun to shame. Indradyumna was devoted to Vishnu. He once decided that he […]

10 Richest Temples in India, List of Ten Richest Indian Temples

Lord Balaji at Tirumala Tirupati Temple

With the latest discovery of over 1 lakh crore treasures in Thiruvananthapuram Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Kerala, the list of the richest temples in India has become the buzzword in the internet. Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple tops the list with huge treasures found in the underground cellars of the temple by proving again that Lord Vishnu […]

Kartik Purnima celebrations in Puri Jagannath Temple

As the Kartik month is favorite month for Lord Vishnu, Lord Puri Jagannath is worshipped with special pujas and rituals on this day. Lakhs of Vishnu devotees perform ritual bath in the sea and offer their prayers to Lord Jagannath. In 2017, Kartik Purnima date is November 4. During Kartik Purnima day, deities of Lord […]

Khalilagi Ekadashi 2017

Khalilagi Ekadashi is one of the famous EKadashi festivals at Puri Jagannath Temple in Odisha. In 2017, Khalilagi Ekadashi date is June 20. It falls in Krishna Paksha of Aashada Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and in Jyeshta Month according to Amavasyant calendars. It coincides with Yogini Ekadashi of all other Panchangams. Many […]

Uttarayani Yatra

Uttarayani Yatra is a special ritual observed on Makar Sankranti in Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2018, Uttarayani Yatra date is January 14. It is observed on the day when Sun moves towards Vernal Equinox. As per Hindu calendar, it falls on the day of Makar Sankranti, when Sun moves towards Makara Rashi (Capricorn). In Puri Temple, […]

Chandan Yatra 2016 in Puri Jagannath Temple

Chandan Yatra or Chandan Jatra, popularly known as Chandan Mahotsava, is one of the major festivals held at Puri Jagannath Temple in Orissa. In 2016, Chandan Yatra date is May 9. Chandan Yatra is celebrated on Akshaya Tritiya day during which the holy rituals for annual Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra are begun. Chandan Mahotsava is continued […]

No ‘Puri Nabajoubana Darshan’ in 2015

There will be no No ‘Puri Nabajoubana Darshan’ in 2015. The devotees will not get a darshan of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra in their new bodies on Nabajoubana day. The managing committee of the Shree Jagannath temple decided that ordinary devotees will not be allowed to have a darshan of the newly […]

Panchuka, Bagapanchuka | Five auspicious days of Kartika Month in Orissa

Panchuka (Panchaka vrat | Bagapanchuka vrata) is observed during the last five days in Kartika month mainly in Odisha. In 2017, Panchuka vrat starts on 31 October and ends on November 4. Panchuka starts on Bodhini Ekadashi and ends on Kartika Purnima festival. Kartik Purnima marks the ending of Panchuka or Bagapanchuka vrata. During Panchaka, especially […]

Puri Rathayatra, 29 June 2014


Today, 29 June 2014 is Rathayatra in Puri Jagannath Temple. It falls on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya in Ashada Month as per Odisha calendar. Rathayatra is the biggest festival of Puri Jagannath Temple. As part of Rath Yatra, the idols of Lord Puri Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra are taken out in a procession to Gundicha Temple […]

Gundicha Temple in Puri, Garden House of Lord Puri Jagannath

Gundicha Temple, also referred to as Garden House of Lord Puri Jagannath, is located in Puri, Orissa. It is believed that it is built in the honour of Queen Gundicha’s devotion towards Lord Jagannath. King Indradyumna built the Jagannath temple and Gundicha temple in Puri. The temple is situated near Bada Danda at distance of […]

Puri Jagannath Temple Timings (Opening, Closing Timings): Puja Times

Puri Jagannath Temple Timings: Opening, Closing Timings, Puja Times of Puri Jagannath Temple are given here. Puri Jagannath Temple is one of the ancient Temples in India. Jagannath Temple is located at Puri town in Odisha, Eastern part of India. Rathyatra is the most celebrated chariot festival at Puri Jagannath Temple. Puri Jagannath Temple Timings […]

Dakshinayan Yatra

Dakshinayan Yatra is an auspicious procession carried out in Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2014, Dakshinayan Sankranti date is 16 July. It is celebrated when the Sun begins to move to the southwards or Zodiac of Cancer. It is popularly known as ‘Karkataka Sankranti’. Special neetis are carried out in Sri Mandir to mark the occasion. […]

Niladri Mahodaya

Niladri Mahodaya in Puri Jagannath Temple – Niladri Mahodaya is observed during Vaishakha Month. It is celebrated on the 8th day of bright fortnight of Vaishakha Month (Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Ashtami). 108 pots of consecrated water are offered to the deities.  

Nrusimha Janma in Puri

Nrusimha Janma celebrated with utmost gusto in Puri Jagannath Temple. Nrusimha Janma (Narasimha Jayanti) is the first appearance day (Avatara Avirbhava dinotsava) of Lord Narasimha Swamy, Lion-man incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Nrusimha Janma falls on the 14th day of the bright fortnight of Vaishakha Month (Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdashi). During the celerbations, Image of Nrusimha is […]

Watch Towers for Puri Jagannath Temple

The Government of Orissa has decided to construct watch towers to protect Puri Jagannath temple from terrorists’ attacks. The government higher officials expressed hope that the new idea of building watch towers will work out easily and keep the 12th century Jagannath temple. Economic Times published: Alarmed by possible terrorists threats to the 12th century […]