Puri through our eyes!
Puri is one of the holiest pilgrim places located in India. Be it Hindu pilgrims, trip advisors or foreigners, all make way to Puri to get in touch with their religious and spiritual side. The main attraction of this place is the Jahannath Mandir and its famous Rath Yatra.
Though Puri’s history isn’t very ancient or mystic but it is definitely attention catching. In the 1970s, hippie travellers trailing through Southeast Asia, attracted here by their love for the sea and bhang i.e. marijuana. Though this scene doesn’t quite exist in the current Puri, travellers visit to relax and reconnect with their spiritual self.
Located around 60km away from Bhubaneshwar, capital of Odisha, Puri is calculated among the four divine sites, also known as the holy dhamas of India. These include Dwarka, Rameswaram and Badrinath. Indians believe that one’s pilgrimage comes to a complete only when you pay a visit to the temples of Puri.
Popularly referred to as Sri “Purusottama Dham” or “Martya Vaikuntha” which means the abode of Lord Vishnu on earth, Puri is also known by various other sobriquets. If you longing for inner peace and strength, a trip to this religious abode will do wonders! If visiting religious places is just not your thing, you can make most of your time here by visiting its attractive and popular tourist spots.
While Puri is reckoned to be among the divine dhamas or pilgrimage destinations of India, it offers optimum peace to the body and soul. It is a place where you can purge your mind and be at absolute peace. It helps in rediscovering yourself spiritually. Though there are many temples in Puri, the most respected worldwide is Jagannath Puri. This temple is sanctified to Lord Vishnu. A special feature of this temple is that amongst the very few temples you get to see the images of his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.
Though Puri is famously known for its religious side, it also has attractive beaches for those who aren’t really religiously inclined. Puri beach tops the chart among the famous Puri attractions is a famous venue for pilgrims who take traditional pious beach bath. Apart from this, it has become a regular hang-out for both Indian and foreign tourists. The white sandy blanket of soft sand and the gentle crooning of the sea will leave you mesmerized. All you have to do is close your eyes and take in the beauty of Puri.