Author: Subhadra Sen GuptaPublisher: RupaYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 91ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171676073
For Hindus, the Chaar Dhaam are among the most sacred places of pilgrimage. The Chaar Dhaam, the four holy abodes of Lord Vishnu are – Badrinath, Puri, Rameshwaram and Dwarka.In this book discover the great ‘dhaam’ of Puri and its sacred Jagannatha Temple.In this book discover the great ‘dhaam’ of Puri and its sacred Jagannatha Temple. An ancient temple, vibrant with myths and legends, where Vishnu is worshipped as Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe. Here, every summer, thousands of pilgrims gather for the famous chariot festival, the ‘Ratha Yatra’. At this picturesque seaside ‘tirtha’ the festivals and celebrations go on throughout the year. Near Puri discover the magnificent temples of Konark and Bhubaneshwar.
1. Going on a Tirtha2. Vishnu and His ‘Dhaams’3. A Palace for the Gods4. Puri: Lord Jagannatha’s Kingdom5. The Jagannatha Temple6. Other Sacred Places7. Konarak & Bhubneshwar8. Traveling to PuriGlossaryBibliography