When we are talking about temple tour in Odisha there is no shortage of options. Odisha is one of the most beautiful destinations for temple Darshan yatri. In India Odisha is known as the Mandir malini State which is having the most number of temples in India. Every thousands of tourists across from the country as well as world to Odisha for the worship of God and Goddess in different places in Odisha. You will get many of the temples during your tour to different places of Odisha.
Shree Jagarnath Temple at Puri is one of the famous tourist destinations in India, it is one of the oldest Hindu temples in India, it was built by Anantavarman of the Chodaganga dynasty in the tenth century. It comes under the 4 dham of india . Shree jagarnath ji is the known as the avatar of lord Vishnu.
The Temple have the one of the best architectural brilliance, the view from all around the temple is phenomenal.
The unique feature is the murti of Lord Jagarnath is made by Wood and it change every 12 years and the wood is replaced by new wood. The choosing of wood is very specific there is a ritual behind the selection of the wood for the murti.
The temple is famous for their festivals like Ratha yatra, Devashna purnima.
It is well access by the road and railways the nearest railway station is Puri railways which is about 3 Km away and the nearest Airport is the Biju patnaik International Airport which is about 71 Km away from the temple. Also you can easily travel by the bus and private taxies.
Konark Sun Temple is a world famous temple which is situated in the Coastline of Puri , Odisha. This temple is dedicated to the Sun God. The temple is built by the Narshimadeva in the time of Ganga Dynasty about 1250CE. The word Konark is the combination of two Words Kona and Arka that Kona means corner and Arka Means Sun. The temple is highest about 100feet and made with a design of Chariot. It is the best architectural example of the Kalinga style. The temple is called as ‘Black pagoda’. The temple is partially destroyed by the natural calamities and attacked by some of the Muslim armies in between the 15th to 17th century.
The temple was partially restored by the British-India archaeological teams. This temple was declared as UNESCO world Heritage site in the in 1984.
It is one of the famous pilgrim sites for Hindus, Every year in the month of February millions of people gathered here for the Chandrabhagha Mela.
It is about 35 km away from the Puri Jagarnath Temple. The nearest Airport is Bhubaneswar is about 60 Km away and the Nearest Railway station is Puri. The temple is well connected by the Bus and Taxi services.
Lingaraja Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva located in the Old town of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is one of the famous attractions in the Odisha. It is one of the largest temples which are about 55m tall. It is the live example of Kalling architecture. This temple was built by the Somavamsi dynasty and later with the additions of the Ganga dynasty. This temple is designed by the style of Deula which has four components vimana, Jagamohan, Natamandira and Bhoga-Mandapa. This place is also known as the Ekamra khetra. The temple has an average of 6000 tourist per day. The temple is restricted for non – Hindus but there is a viewing point outside the wall.
The nearest Airport and Railway Bhubaneswar the temple is situated in the centre of the Bhubaneswar so it is very much accessible for the visitors.
The temple of Kapilash is known as the Chandrasekhar Temple is situated in the northen part of Dhenkanala Town Odisha. The temple is situated in the height of 2240 feet from the sea level. The main temple height is about 60 feet height tall. There are two ways you can reach the temple by climbing 1352 steps or by 8 Km curvey road. It was built by the King Narshima of Ganga Dynasty in the 1246 century. The temple has a wooden Jagamohan. Sri Ganesh , Kartikey and Ganga devi etc.
It is one of the famous tourist spot in the Odisha. The temple is well connected by the road ways the nearest airport is Bhubaneswar and nearest railway is the Dhenkanala.
Maa Tara Tarini temple It is one of the famous Hindu temple situated in Beherampur of Odisha. The twin sister Goddess that is Tara and Tarin situated on the top of a Hillock girdled by the waddling of holy river Rushikulya. Maa Tara Tarini temple attracts thousands of devotes throughout the year. It is one of the oldest pilgrimage center and one of the four major Shakti Peethas of India.
The temple was built by the Kalinga Emperors in ancient period, Basupraharaj in Medieval period in 17th century. There are twins seat of the goddess on the ttop of the hill. The temple is connected with 999steps from the ground. Chaitra Parba Mela and Yatra are the main festivals of this temple.
The nearest Airpot is Bhubaneswar 166km away from the temple and the nearest Town is Beherampur . The temple is well connected by the road ways.
Maa Samaleswari Temple is a famous Hindu Temple in Sambalpur, Odisha. Maa Samaleiswari is worshipped here. It is famous destination in the western part of Odisha and Chattisgharh state of India. It is situated in the bank of the Mahanadi river. The temple is situated in the area having the richest cultural heritage; this region is widely known as Hirakhanda.
The temple was built by the Chouhan King Balaram Dev in 1542AD. It was built by the Kalinga architectural style. The famous festival is celebrate here is the Nuakhai.
The nearest airport is the Raipur (265K.m) and Bhubaneswar (300Km) and also Jharsuguda is the nearest airport. The nearest Railway station is the Sambalpur which is about 5km away and the Temple is well connected by the Bus and Taxi services.
Shri Baldev Jew temple is situated in icchapur that is abou 5Km away from the district head quarter Kendrapara. It is one of the famous temples among all over the Odisha. Lord Baladev worshipped here along with the Lord Jagarnath and Godess Devi Shubhadra. This temple is widely known as Tulasi Khetra . The chariot use in the car festival is known as “Bramha Taladhwaja Rath”. This is said to be the biggest chariot in the world.
This temple was built in the 1700 by King of Kujanga and Chhedrabaranaga Narendra and Jagarnath Mahaptra . The temple height is 75 feet. There is a beautiful 45 ft height Sri Mahalaxmi Temple .The place is also known as the Tulasi Kheta and Sri Baladev Khetra.
The main festival of temple is Rathayatra held as Srigudincha and Bahudajatra. The main food or sweet Nibedya of Sri Baldev is “Rasabali”
Odisha is well communicated from all over the India. So, all over the India tourist can easily access the different temples in Odisha.
By Railway: The major railway station in Odisha is in the Bhubaneswar and all the major cities are well connected by Railways. So, you can easily access all the temples in Odisha.
By Air: The major Airport in Odisha is Biju Pattnaik International Airport. All the major cities connected with this Airport.