Puri Jagannath Temple to Gundicha Temple Distance and Guide

Know the details about Puri Jagannath Temple to Gundicha Temple Distance and Guide, Gundicha Temple Route map, Distance and Timings guide here. 

This temple is said to be Jagannath’s Udyavanam (residence house). Accordingly, there is a green garden around it and a temple is built in the middle. It is about 03 KM from the main temple of Puri Jagannath. These two temples are located at opposite ends of the Ratha Yatra route known as Bada Danda.

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Jagannadha means Lord of the world. This Hindu deity is worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus in Bangladesh are mostly measured in the Indian states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Gujarat, Assam, Manipur, and Tripura. Devotees consider Jagannadhaswamy as Lord Vishnu and Krishna as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Every year, his brother Balabhadra and younger sister Subhadra visit the devotees in the Rathayatra at Ratnavedi (Gem Street) in Puri Kshetra.

Idol History About Sri Puri Temple

The idol of Lord Jagannadha is made of Daru. This statue has only a body and arms and no legs. There are big eyes. Jagannath pujas are generally different from traditional Hindu Agamas. While other idols are made of clay, stone or any metal, this idol is made of wood. There are many stories circulating about the start of this Jagannadhaswamy Puja and idol making.

In fact, it should be said that there is little mention of this Jagannadhaswamy in the Vedas. This avatar is not one of the Dasavatars. But some Oriya works describe this incarnation of Jagannadha instead of the 9th incarnation of Buddha. Due to this, the worship of this Swami is high in that region and its surrounding areas. Jagannadhaswamy is said to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Jagannadha worship is a unique branch of Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Sakteyam, Smarta, Buddhism, and Jainism.

Puri Jagannath Temple to Gundicha Temple Distance and Guide

The one at Puri is the oldest of the Jagannadh temples. Puri is considered one of the four must-visit shrines for Hindus in India. That is called Char Dham (Badrinath, Puri, Kashi, Rameswaram) Yatra. Jagannadha Rathyatra is a famous festival of Lord Jagannadha. Along with Jagannath Swamy, his elder brother Balabhadra and younger sister Subhadra Devi are also worshiped and paraded in this yatra. For this procession, the idols are taken out of the sanctum sanctorum and taken in a chariot to the Gundicha temple, which is 3 km away from Puri. Similar to this festival, Ratha Yatra is also performed in many Jagannadha temples around the world.

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