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Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri Address: Chakratirtha Road, Badasirei, Puri, Odisha, 752002, India
Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir or Shri Shri Sonar Gouranga Mandir is one of the famous holy shrines of Puri. It is dedicated to Lord Gouranga, who is also known as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and believed to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna.
Believed to be born in Bengal, Lord Gouranga is a revered figure not only in Bengal but in many parts of the country. This shrine, located at a short distance from the Jagannath Temple, houses idols of Lord Ram, Lord Jagannath, Goddess Subhadra, Lord Balaram and Lord Gouranga.
History of Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri
Less is known about the history of this temple; however, it is considered to be an important pilgrim center of the city of Puri. The name ‘Sonar Gouranga’ in the Bengali language means ‘Golden Gouranga’, representing the fact that the idol in the temple has a golden color.
Architecture of Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri
Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir is quite an old shrine and today, unfortunately, is in a dilapidated state. There are statues of two lions on either side at the entrance of this white temple. The pillars of the shrine and the upper part of the temple feature a combination of pink, blue and light green colors at places.
The temple has different sections, where idols and images of Lord Gouranga, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balaram, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Hanuman can be seen. The golden idol Lord Gouranga, the main deity of this holy place, can be seen adorned with various colorful garlands.
Image Gallery of Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri
Things to do in Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri
After exploring this old temple and offering prayers to the deities, tourists can then explore the other notable attractions of the city including the famous Jagannath Temple, Loknath Temple, Govardhana Matha and ISKCON Temple. Besides that they can spend quality time at the serene beaches of Puri including Model Beach, Swargadwar Beach and Puri Beach.
Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri Timings and Entry fee
There is no entry fee to visit the Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir in Puri. It remains open on all days, from 7 am to 6 pm.
How to reach Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri
Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir can be easily reached from the Puri Railway Station, which lies at an approximate distance of 1.4 km and the Puri Bus Stand, which is about 3.1 km away. Auto rickshaws, battery-operated rickshaws and private taxis can be availed from the bus stand and the railway station to reach the temple in no time.
The nearest airport to the city of Puri is the Biju Patnaik International Airport, which is located at a distance of about 60 km in Bhubaneswar. Tourists flying to Bhubaneswar can avail private taxis from outside the airport or from the top car rental companies in Bhubaneswar to reach Puri. Alternatively, they can head to the Bhubaneswar Railway Station, from where they can board trains heading to Puri.
Things to keep in mind while visiting Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri
- Throwing litter inside the premises is prohibited.
- Mobile phones are not allowed inside the premises.
- Photography is not allowed inside the temple.
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