Shri Jagannath Temple

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Shri Jagannath Temple

Swargadwar Road Sandhajaga Puri Odisha India The Shri Jagannath Temple is built on a gigantic raised platform in the heart of the city, The temple complex is enclosed by a wall about seven meters high -including the 0 height of the platform. The area of this platform is more than 4,20,000 sq.ft. The wall is pierced by four gates ,facing the four directions. On the east-facing gate, there are stone images of two lions and it is called the Lions Gate. The north, south and west facing gates are similarly known as the Elephant Gate, the Horse Gate and the Tiger Gate (also called the Khanja Gate) respectively. The north gate is mainly meant for the God himself in as much as, the logs of wood out of which, the images are fabricated, make their entry into the temple premises through this gate, when the Navakelevara ceremony takes place. The east-facing Lions Gate is the main gate.  Ananda Bajara literally means, the pleasure market Aerial view of Lord Jagannath Temple at Puri, Odisha, INDIA Enhanced, ultra-wideangle video