Narendra Pokhari, Puri |Jagannath Temple Puri

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Narendra pokhari, puri, near jagannath templre, odisha

The Narendra Pokhari is located to the north-east of the Jagannath temple (At a distance of 1 km from Jagannath Temple). It is a sacred pond situated at Mouza Dandimala Sahi in Puri. It is one of the largest tanks in Odisha and is a must visit place in Puri.

The tank was built in the 15th century by Narendra Dev, who took over the responsibility of the state along with Purushottam. The tank is extended over a large area with an island in the middle, containing a small temple, called as Chandana Mandapa. Chandana Mandapa  is connected to the southern coast with a bridge. This pond is considered sacred and there are many small and big temples around it. The tank’s water level is 10 feet below the current road level. The tank has 16 ghats which offer pilgrims the opportunity to take a holy bath. The main ghat has a flight of steps made of Khondlite.

Narendra Pokhari, Jagannath temple, Puri

It is also known as Chandana Pushkarini, a sacred tank in which the famous Chandana Yatra of Lord Jagannath is celebrated every year, as Lord Jagannath comes for 21 consecutive days during the Chandana-yatra in the Akshaya Tritiya (the month of Baishakh or April / May) to Suklastami-tithi in the month of Jyestha(May / June) to enjoy their nauka-leela (at the time of boating). During this festival all the big and small deities are taken out of their temples and floated in the holy waters of this lake. The deities are applied with a paste of Chandana and then washed with the holy water of this tank. This ritual is held in the Baishakh month of the Hindu calendar.

Narendra Pokhari, Puri is not only a place for sightseeing, but it also enables you to steal a moment of self-aggrandizement for yourself. So, check out the Narendra Pokhari tourist spot for all the attractions and visit this place in this weekend. Don’t forget to carry your camera and capture special moments. Narendra Pokhari, Puri is the surest way to refresh and relax after a busy week. Explore some interesting themes, amazing designs, colorful landscapes, entertaining characters and much more all in one place. Narendra Pokhari is the best way to spend memorable time in Puri, with children and family. So, enjoy a completion at Narendra Pokhari in Puri. Check it out!

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