Loknath Temple

Loknath Temple, Puri

Loknath Temple
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Debashis T
Dehradun, India1,564 contributions
Dec 2019
The temple of Lord Lokanath as shiva is a nice temple near Puri, not far away. It is believed that Lord Rama established the shiva lingam here. The lingam is always submerged with water.Besides this beautiful temple, the temple has a big pond here where a large number of fishes lived. You offer them food, which is available nearby and they come to you.But the temple complex is not maintained properly.
Written June 27, 2020
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robinsongreat007
Bharuch, India1,028 contributions
Nov 2019
Loknath Temple is nice place for spiritual and peaceful environment.
Main Gate is attractive.
Nice maintain temple.
Written February 26, 2020
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Uma m
18 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The temple has great religious significance. But no info exists at the temple. The main temple has been covered in marble.
The actual lingam is not visible and is understood to be submerged in water.
Written February 14, 2020
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SaddviAndalwala
Jharkhand, India583 contributions
Jan 2020
The entry gate and the inside of the temple signify the architectural design's uniqueness. Also, I was amazed at the artwork on the walls and the majesty of the altar.
Written January 7, 2020
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ashok mehta
mumbai5 contributions
Nov 2019
I am shiv bhakt and was shocked at the lack of cleanliness in the place. I was horrified by the puddles of water and waste inside the temple. Avoid offering any flowers and avoid the pandits at all cost they are a fraud. The government needs to take over the place to avoid people getting unwell from the insect bites in the water puddles in and outside the temple. Never seen any temple which is more badly mentioned. i visited the place on 2nd november 19 Monday in morning.
Written November 10, 2019
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Jeet_Bangalore
Bengaluru, India33 contributions
Mar 2019
The next best temple in Puri after Lord Jagannath Temple. They say, you find lord Shiva here in truest form. Temple complex is big, clean in patches. It is a very calm place. You need to hire a rickshaw at least to reach this place as public transport to this place is not that great.
The only negative point about this temple is the Pandas or Pujaris. It is yet another hunting ground for them. Beware of those vultures.
Written October 25, 2019
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kcdebnath
Kolkata (Calcutta), India798 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
The principal attraction of Puri, a coastal town in Odisha ,India, is the Jagannath Temple,famous for Chariot Festival . It is an important pilgrimage center for the Hindus. Pilgrims / tourists from all over the world thronged here throughout the year not only for the Jagannath Temple, but for the golden sandy sea beach also. There are lot things to do in Puri. Other shrines worth seeing include Gundicha, Loknath, Sonar Gouranga, Siddha Bakul, Radhakanta Math, Chakrathirtha etc.
The temple of Shree Loknath is situated just 2.5km to the west of Lord Jagannath Temple of Puri. You will get regular buses either from Rly way station or from Swargadwar frequently to visit the temple. You will get down at the last stop to reach there by a short walking. Shree Lokanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, a reputed Shaiva Peeth in Odisha. The architecture of the temple is Odisha tradition with four parts as Vimna ( the main temple), Jagmohan ( entrance hall ), Natamandir ( the dancing hall) & the Bhogmandapa ( offering hall). The outer walls are are housed with the images of Shiva Parvati, Lord Kartikeya, Lord Ganesha,
The innermost chamber of the temple houses a Shiva Linga, the presiding deity. This lingam can only be viewed only once in a year as it is under water throughout the year by a natural fountain. Only 3 days before the Shivaratri festival, the water is drained out & the lingam is visible. This time thousands of devotees assembled there to worship the deity.
Lord Loknath is closely linked with the temple of Lord Jagannath as He is the guardian deity of the Ratnabhandara ( treasure house ) in Puri temple, is associated with several festivals in Jagannath temple.
Legend- A popular legend goes as- This temple was founded by Lord Ramchandra , who on his way to Sri Lanka in search of Sita, his wife, eloped by Ravana, Lord Ramchandra vowed that he shall meet Shiva there . At that time the local native of the place , the Shavars, presented Ramchandra, a lau or a Lauka ( Pumkin, a kind of vegetable) looking like a Shiva Lingam. Lord Ramchandra installed that as a replica of shiva linga there & started to pray Shiva so that he can fulfill his desire. From that day the Shiva Lingam was called Laukanath that became known as Loknath in course of time.
The temple premises are about 10ft down the road level. You are to climb the stairs to reach the temple.compound.When you enter the temple compound by climbing down the stairs, you will find a pond called “ Parvati Sagar”in your right side. You are to wash your hands & feet in this pond before entering the temple. You will also find a lot of fish waiting for food from you. You will also come across cows loitering in the temple compound & they are very obstinate until & unless you provide bananas to them & then they let you go.
The added attraction on the way to the temple is the light house on the way near the sea. You can get down from bus & enjoy the ascent to the light house.Only the Hindus are allowed to enter the temple. Camera, leather articles, shoes are not allowed. Finally the temple needs some renovation , regular clean & maintenance.
Written November 27, 2018
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sumankar34
Kolkata (Calcutta), India83 contributions
May 2018 • Family
These temples are ingeniously designed to help the tourists off their money and maintain the battalions of pandas and their families.
Written October 19, 2018
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suryanandan
Bhubaneswar, India204 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Lord Loknath temple is very famous in Puri . Most of the devotees visit this temple along with jagannath temple .
Written July 3, 2018
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StarTraveller25
Singapore, Singapore118 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
an important temple to visit. this a very historical place connected to many historical stories. a must go place.
Written April 27, 2018
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