Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gundicha Temple, Puri

Gundicha Temple at Puri is just 3 kms away from the  Jaganath Temple.  We visited this temple in the evening on our way back from Chilka lake to Puri



The temple is built using light-grey sandstone and follows Kalinga temple architecture style. The temple is set within a high walled compound and photography is not allowed inside temple complex. All photos that feature here are of the entrance gate to temple.



This temple is empty through out the year and only for 7 days out of 9-day Rath Yatra Lord Jagannath is relocated to this temple from Jaganath Temple.

37 comments:

Cloudia said...

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Our photos said...

These temple photos are beautiful!
Greetings, RW & SK

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Photogphy allowed...Good news..Will make it a point to visit when I visit Puri...
Thanks for the nice snaps..

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice temple. Thanks for sharing this.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Beautiful !

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful Pictures...

Icy BC said...

Beautiful details, and photos!

LindyLou Mac said...

Interesting architecture.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful, colorful temple!! Terrific captures, Rajesh!! have a great weekend!!

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos of the temple,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend.

Photo Cache said...

i saw a temple similar to this design and color while travelling to jaipur.

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, This tiered temple reminds me of a beautiful frosted cake! I love seeing the colorful garb of the women - so pretty. Hope you and your family are well.

genie said...

Love the shade of blue. This one is so colorful. So nice.

Ranten said...

Very beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely temples and photos, Rahjesh! Have a great weekend and Happy Skywatching!

Carver said...

The temple is very beautiful.

Laura said...

BEautiful!

Karen said...

Lovely colour on the front.

Nisha Jha said...

Your pictures of temples always make us go there... virtually!

ladyfi said...

I like the colourful entrance in the first shot.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

nice and cool colors :)

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.

Sridhar: Sorry, it was my typo, like any other temple in this city photography is not allowed inside the temple complex. Still they are a worth visit as the work here is treat to the eyes.

Leovi said...

Excellent, I like these wonderful photos, gorgeous!

Reader Wil said...

The temple looks like ne. It is kept in very good condition! Thanks for sharing the greatness of your country!

George said...

The entrance gate to the temple is simply beautiful. I love the colors in the first photo.

Hazel Ceej said...

Clear skies, pretty structures.

Hazel

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely temple!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful! So it can be visited all year long or only when it is empty?

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Blue Monday! Beautiful temple.
Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Shira S. said...

I really like the building structure in India.

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful temple. Love the colorful entrance.

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Wandering Wren said...

Looks a very well kept Temple, lovely to see.
Thank you.
Wren

Anushri Mishra said...

Hey Rajesh nice pictures, my cousins visited Gundicha Temple last year during Rath Yatra. But they didn’t the hotel they were staying in. I wanted to check out this temple, can you suggest a hotel that would be adequate for my stay.

Rajesh said...

Sorry, I do not remember the hotel I stayed in Puri. I was there for 3 nights. It was on a road parallel to the the beach road. There were many hotels on that road.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Looks a very well kept Temple, lovely to see.

Arti said...

Lovely shots - will be there next time I go to Puri.

Vinay Nagaraju said...

That's interesting Rajesh. The temple is empty through out the year and only for 7 days its used