(Last Updated on : 23/06/2016)
Tourism in Jagatsinghpur District
defines the temples of Shaktism
doctrine while the other temples in Odisha follow the Vaishnavism and Shaivism. Only the temples of Jagatsinghpur
District follow the Shaktism. Some of the temples of Jagatsinghpur District are Sarala Pitha, Gorakhnath Temple, Paradip, Paradip Port, Gada Kujanga and Chandapur.
Sarala Pitha is the sanctum sanctorum of Goddess Sarala, regarded as one of the most spiritually elevated expressions of Shaktism. Believed as a synthesis of divine figure of Durga
, the culture of Sarala is an amalgamation of three principal Hindu cults namely Vedic, Tantrik and Vaishnavite. It is one of the eight most famous Shakta shrines of Odisha. It is also associated with the first epic poet of Odisha, Adikavi Sarala Dasa of 15th Century AD.
Gorakhnath Temple is one among the famous Lord Shiva or Mahadeva
Shrines in Odisha.
Paradipis a major sea port of India for trade activities. The enchanting beauty of the sea, a wonderful sea beach & marine drive, beautiful creeks, estuaries and evergreen forests of estuarine islands of the river Mahanadi, make the place a major tourist attraction.
Gada Kujanga is famous for its presiding deity Kunja Behari, Garh Kujanga is also known as Subhadra Kshetra. Raghunath Jew Matha located near the temple of Kunja Behari is an added attraction of this place.
Chandrapur is located at the end of the Village Mahilo. Here is a typical rural atmosphere, the famous temple complex of Lord Raghunath Jew and Lord Chandrasekhar stands around 30 years back. One can find a rare combination of Sri Ram known as Raghunath Jew and Lord Siva known as Chandrasekhar in a single compound.
Jagatsinghpur is the city better known as the Shabarmati of Odisha. Temples, beaches and sculptures of historic importance are the major drivers behind tourist influx to Jagatsinghpur. Somanath Temple is famous for the Shiva Shrine. The Shiva Linga was placed by Sri Muchukunda Swami and hence the image is popularly called as Muchukunda Somanath.
Siali Beach is about 20 kilometers from Balikuda block and is the most popular beach of Jagatsinghpur district. It is a very good spot for picnic and can be visited during any seasons of a year.
Tulasi Gadi Temple
Tulasi Gadi Temple which is at Diasahi, approximately 6 km from Jagatsinghpur towards Balikuda is another place of attraction for public or family parties.
Kunja Bihari Temple
Kunja Bihari Temple is located in Sadeipur which is about 9 km from Jagatsinghpur.
Sidha Baranga Pitha is located at Punanga, just 2 km from Jagatsinghpur town. Kunja Bihari Temple is famous for Temples of Lord Jagannath and Lord Hanuman
. It is a good picnic spot.
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