Shri Gundicha Temple - श्री गुंडिचा मंदिर

Sri Gundicha Temple (Odia: ଗୁଣ୍ଡିଚା ମନ୍ଦିର) is the final destination of the annual Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra. While the Sri Jagannath temple is the starting point, there is a three-kilometer long Grand Road connecting these two temples. Bhagwan Jagannath, Bhai Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra stay here for nine days. The temple has two main gates. The western entrance of the temple is the main entrance from which Bhagwan Jagannath enters the temple during the Rath Yatra. And the eastern gate is used for departure.

The temple is built using light gray sandstone and architecture similar to other temples of Puri. The temple is functioning under Shri Jagannath Temple Administration, Puri. Apart from the nine days of the rath yatra, there is no permanent deity in the temple, that is, the temple is empty during the rest of the year. The main attraction of the temple is its huge beautiful garden spread around the main temple, hence it is also called The Garden House of Jagannath.

As per mythology, the temple Gundicha based on the name of Indradyumna’s queen Gundicha (the legendary builder of the main temple). Rani Gundicha had a peep at the divine image of Jagannath being created by the celestial architect Vishwakarma. Impressed by the image, she insisted on her husband building the temple for the deity and starting the Ratha Yatra. Another variant suggests that Jagannath was pleased with her temple and promised to visit her house, and is also known as birthplace of these three deities.

Popular Name: The Garden House of Jagannath, ଗୁଣ୍ଡିଚା ମନ୍ଦିର, Jagannath Bhagwan`s Birth Place

Key Highlights

◉ Importent Destination During Jagannath Rath Yatra.
◉ Lord Jagannath Stay Here For 9 days.


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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Shri Gundicha Temple

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श्री गुंडिचा मंदिर हिन्दी में पढ़ें

श्री गुंडिचा मंदिर (Odia: ଗୁଣ୍ଡିଚା ମନ୍ଦିର) वार्षिक होने वाले श्री जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा का अंतिम गंतव्य है। जबकि, श्री जगन्नाथ मंदिर प्रारंभिक स्थान है, इन दोनों मंदिरों को जोड़ती हुई तीन किलोमीटर लम्बी ग्रांड रोड है।


॥ जय जगन्नाथ ॥
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Basic Services
Prasad, Drinking Water, Sitting Benches, Washroom, Rasoi, Garden
Organized By
Shree Jagannath Temple Administration, Puri
Dedicated To
Bhagwan Jagannath
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How To Reach

Address 📧
Grand Road Puri Odisha
Road 🚗
Jagannath Sadak / Puri-Konark Marine Drive >> Grand Road
Nearest Railway 🚉
Puri Railway Station
Air ✈
Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar
Coordinates 🌐
19.816622°N, 85.839761°E
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