Alarnatha mandira

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    Location: AT- HANDIALI , GP-GADARODANGA, PS, Brahmagiri, Odisha 752011 , India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

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    Situated in Brahmagiri, Odisha, near Puri, Alarnatha Temple or Alarnatha Mandira is a temple dedicated to Vishnu. During the krishnapaksha of Ashadha, It becomes crowded, after the Snana Yatra when lord Jagannath cannot be seen in Puri. Alarnatha Mandira popularly known as Anasara or ‘Anavasara’ means no opportunity to see the lord of Puri, instead of having darshan in Jagannath Temple, during this period,  peoples believe that Lord Jagannath during this time expresses Alarnath Dev, at the Alarnath temple in Brahmagiri, which is about 23 km from Puri.


    Another name of the famous temple Alarnatha Mandira is Jagannath temple, situated on the Brahmagiri Hills, at about a distance of twenty-five kilometers from the Puri. King Madan Mahadev built the temple in 1128 AD. A four-handed deity with an Abhaya-mudra in his right hand, Lord Vishnu is the deity of the temple. During the period called Satya-yuga, Lord Brahma worshiped Lord Narayana or another form of Vishnu on this hill, As the story goes.


    Alarnatha mandira

    There is a great connection between the temple with the Paridarshan of the Alwar saint Ramanuj acharya to Odisha. A Mahaprabhu named Chaitanya used to see Shri Jagannatha daily, during his stay in Puri. During Anavasara, he was unable to see his dear Lord, when Lord and his siblings were taken to the secret chamber for 15 days. So it was the lord’s guidance to him, as per legend, to go to Brahmagiri and visit his other temple called Alarnath.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Alarnatha mandira

    Being located on a hill both the internal and external view of the temple is mesmerizing. You can feel the fresh air and can also enjoy the view from the hilltop as well. An amazing experience it is.

    Opening Hours

    Saturday               6:00 AM TO 9:30 PM

    Sunday                 6:00 AM TO 9:30 PM

    Monday                6:00 AM TO 9:30 PM

    Tuesday               6:00 AM TO 9:30 PM

    Wednesday        6:00 AM TO 9:30 PM

    Thursday            6:00 AM TO 9:30 PM

    Friday                  6:00 AM TO 9:30 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee needed.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Situated at Bhubaneswar, the nearest airport is Bhubaneshwar airport, which is 105 km from Barkul, 110 km from Satapada, and from Rambha,130 km. From the Airport, you can take any public or private transport to reach your destination.

    By Rail: Chilka Lake is touched at Balugaon, Chilika, Khallikote, and Rambha by the Calcutta-Chennai railway route of South Eastern Railways touches. For Barkul, the nearest railway station is located at Balugaon at a distance of 5 km from Chilka. There are various kinds of transport available in the station through which you can reach your desired place.

    By Road: Chennai National Highway No. 5 linking Calcutta at about a distance of 689 km, Cuttack at a distance of 132 km, and Visakhapatnam at about a distance of  348 km, to reach the lake. From Puri and Bhubaneswar, OTDC and other private tour operators provide luxury coaches and cars.

    Tips for Travellers

    Do not damage or don’t make any harm to the structures you’re visiting as they are already damaged and have faced many losses.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, the place is totally safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: No, as a religious place, photography is not allowed inside the place.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: You can visit the place anytime throughout the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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