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Jagannath Dham Yatra
Jagannath dham yatra takes you to an enchanting temple built thousands of years ago. Jagannath dham yatra tour will take you to the site of famous rath yatra. Jagannath dham yatra packages are also important because they take you to a holy site that was founded by Adi Shankracharya. Smasana or burning ghat mentioned on Jagannath dham map is considered to be the most holy place to die and get cremated as legend suggest that the people who end their life here directly reach heaven.
Jagannath Dham Yatra History
You should definitely know the history of jagannath dham yatra before you set on the jagannath dham yatra tour. Jagannath dham yatra story as mentioned in various puranas suggest that the temple was built by King Indradyumna.
Accoridng to legends, Lord jagannath was worshipped by a tribal king named Viswayasu in a cave located inside a dense forest. Indradyumna asked his priest vidyapati to find the holy shrine of Lord by he was unable to locate the temple. Vidyapati then wooed and married Viswayasu’s daughter Lalita and requested Viswayasu to take him to the holy shrine. Vidyapati was led to the temple blind folded but he dropped mustard seed on the way that later germinated and told him the path to the temple.
Following the path when Indradyumna reached temple, the deity idol had vanished leaving the king disappointed. King then decided to fast until death. While he was meditating in Mount Neela, he heard a celestial voice to build a magnificent temple and install the image of the deity that was hidden in the sand. Indradyumna later heard a celestial voice directing him to a fragrant tree found on the seashore from which the present day images of Lord Jagannath, Balram and Shubhadra are constructed.
Jagannath Dham Map
Jagannath dham map shows this majestic temple to be located on the banks of Bay of Bengal and spread over an area of 400,00 sq feet. From the jagannath dham yatra packages guide one can find that there are 120 different temples present inside the temple premises. The main temple that you visit during jagannath dham yatra is a culvinear building and has a srichakra made of 8 different metals installed on the top. The main temple houses the images of balaram, jagannath and subhadra placed on bejeweled platform.
According to jagannath dham map, this is the tallest temple in entire Orissa. You can also observe from Jagannath temple map that there are four entrances to the temple. During your jagannath dham yatra tour you would notice that the main temple building has two enclosures, the outer one is called Mghanada Prachira while the inner one is called Kurma Bedha.
When you begin your jagannath dham yatra tour from the eastern entrance, jagannath dham map shows that a beautiful sun pillar could be spotted which has been brought in from Konark sun temple and installed here by the Marathas. Jagannath temple map shows that you should begin your tour by making entry from the sinhdwara.
Dos and Don’ts to keep in Mind While Selecting Jagannath Dham Yatra Packages
You can opt for jagannath dham yatra packages all throughout the year. While going for jagannath dham yatra tour you can stay at a newly constructed guesthouse built by the management of the temple or in numerous economical and star hotels available in the city.
It is always better to search for jagannath dham yatra packages during the annual rath yatra where millions of tourists throng the streets of puri to pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath. Being one of the most popular religious event in India, you need to book jagannath dham yatra packages well in advance to be a part of religious yath yatra.