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Bedi Hanuman Temple Puri Address: Chakra Tirtha Rd, Puri, Odisha, 752002, India
Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Bedi Hanuman Temple is located on Chakra Tirtha road in Puri, Odisha. It is a small temple near the Puri Sea Beach; however, it holds quite significance in the religious history of Puri.
‘Bedi Hanuman’ literally means ‘Chained Hanuman’, and the reason for such a name has an interesting story behind it. The shrine is also called Daria Mahavir Temple, where ‘Daria’ means Sea and ‘Mahavir’ meaning Lord Hanuman. It is a belief that it is Daria Mahavir’s duty to protect Puri against the fury of the sea and ensure that it does not cross the peripheral boundaries of the city.
History of Bedi Hanuman Temple Puri
According to folklore, Lord Hanuman was given the charge of guarding Puri against the fury of the sea, day and night, by Lord Jagannath. However, once he left for Ayodhya to eat ladoos (sweet) without informing Lord Jagannath. Meanwhile, the sea water entered Puri and considerably damaged the Jagannath Temple.
Lord Jagannath found out about Lord Hanuman’s unscheduled visit to Ayodhya. When Hanuman returned to Puri, Lord Jagannath tied his hands and feet with a rope and instructed him to vigil the seashore. It is a popular belief that since that time sea water has never entered Puri and reached till the Jagannath Temple.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated at the temple are Hanuman Jayanti, Pana Sankranti and Ramnavami.
Architecture of Bedi Hanuman Temple Puri
The temple, facing eastward, has a simple architecture. Its presiding deity is a two-armed Lord Hanuman, who is holding a Gada (Mace) in his right hand and a ladoo (sweet) in his left hand. The outer walls of this shrine feature images of different deities. On the southern wall, there is an image of Lord Ganesha; on the western wall, there is an image of Anjana (mother of Hanuman) with a baby in her lap and on the northern wall, there are images of different goddesses.
Image Gallery of Bedi Hanuman Temple Puri
Things to do in Bedi Hanuman Temple Puri
Tourists after visiting this small shrine, which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, can head to the sea beach located nearby and spend quality time there.
Besides this temple, there are other popular shrines in the city that are must visit attractions. These include the Jagannath Temple, Gundicha Temple, Markandeshwar Temple, Loknath Temple and Ramachandi Temple.
Bedi Hanuman Temple Timings and Entry fee
The temple remains open from 6 am to 6 pm on all days. There is a nominal entry fee of Rs.5 to visit the temple.
How to reach Bedi Hanuman Temple Puri
Puri is well connected to major cities of India courtesy regular train services. On the other hand, the airport service in Puri is likely to get started in the near future. Currently, the closest airport to the city is the Biju Patnaik International Airport, which is about 60 km away. Tourists after deboarding at the airport can hire a private taxi from top car rental companies in Bhubaneswar to travel to Puri. Alternatively, they can take a ride in an auto rickshaw to the inner part of Bhubaneswar, and from there, take a bus to Puri.
The Bedi Hanuman Temple lies at a distance of about 1.3 km from the Puri Railway Station and about 3 km from the Puri Bus Stand. Tourists can avail private taxis, auto rickshaws or battery-operated rickshaws to travel to the Bedi Hanuman Temple.
Things to keep in mind while Bedi Hanuman Temple Puri
- Visitors are advised to be wary of the temple priests, who are known to harass devotees for money.
- Footwear is not allowed inside the temple premises.
- Visitors should purchase the nominal priced entry ticket.
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