Gundicha Temple

Gundicha Temple or the Garden House of the Hindu God Jagannath is situated in the temple town of Puri in the state of Orissa, India. While it remains vacant most of the year, it is occupied by idols of the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra for a 9 days every year during the annual Rath Yatra in the Hindu month of Ashadh. The temple is located on an end of the Bada Danda or the Grand Avenue at a distance of exactly 2688.0696 metres away from the main shrine of the Jagannath Temple Puri.

The temple built in typical Kalingan style is set in a garden. It is said that to honour the devotion of Queen Gundicha, wife of the legendary King Indradyumna who built the Puri Jagannath temple that Lord Jagannath , Balabhadra and Subhadra leave their regular abode in the main temple and spend a few days in this temple built by her in their honour

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