As I am writing this blog, I have fresh memories of my Jagannath Puri holidays completed a few days back.
The holidays to us is all about getting a complete family together, enjoying some time together and it’s about giving, sharing and understanding the togetherness.
Jagannath Purl is Lord Krishna’s abode its one of the religious Char Dham of India.
The triad of images in the temple is of Jagannatha, personifying Lord Krishna, Balabhadra, his elder brother, and Subhadra, his younger sister.
The economy of Puri is dependent on the religious importance of the Jagannatha Temple to the extent of nearly 80 per cent. The 24 festivals, including 13 major ones, held every year in the temple complex contribute to the economy. Rath Yatra and its related festivals are the most important festival which is attended by millions of devotees. Sand arts, stone cravings & old antiques are some of the important crafts of the city.
We found the place to be very scenic, silent and cool as there are 3 lovely beaches. The temperature was cool in the night. There were 3 main beaches in Purl, Swrgadwar beach this is the oldest beach area with fully crowded, Light House Beach & the last one is Golden Beach this is the new beach area and less crowded, also good for a bath. We stayed near Golden Beach. The Coconut water is very sweet and cheaper than Bisleri bottled water.
Good Veg/Non-Veg food is also available. We have good veg food in Govinda and Agarwal restaurants’.
The sightseeing was a lovely experience here. We had sightseeing places like Chandravaga Nadi/River, the famous Konark Temple or Konark Surya temple, Dhabalgiri, a Buddhist pure white structure pagoda, Lingaraaj temple, Udaygiri-Khandagiri & Nandan etc.
We have been to foreign holidays many times but honestly feel In India we have so much to explore.
J B Lalla
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”