Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, June 27, 2022

Gundicha Temple Garden

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Gundicha Temple, is a Hindu temple, situated in the temple town of Puri in the state of Odisha. It is significant for being the destination of the celebrated annual Rath Yatra of Puri. While it remains vacant most of the year, the temple is occupied by images of the deities of Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra for seven complete days (total 9 days including the start and concluding day of Ratha Yatra) every year during the annual Rath Yatra festival.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Known as the Garden House of Jagannath, the Gundicha temple stands in the centre of a beautiful garden, surrounded by compound walls on all sides. In the garden there are Coconut, Mango, Neem, Bael trees and other favourite plants of Lord like Tulasi, rose and Jasmine flowers etc.

 

  

 

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