TEMPLE CITY WHERE 100 AND MORE BELLS CHIME PURI –ODISHA (ORISSA) -3-

IMG_4165.JPGThe Lakshmi temple at entrance 

SRI SONAR GOURANGA TEMPLE- complex dedicated to Lord Chaitanya Prabhu, has series of Temples and other stand-alone buildings inside.

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The building that houses the wooden slippers of Lord Chaitanya when he took Sanyas here.

The arid sprawling land also houses an old dilapidated building that belongs to the information bureau of the complex appeared uninhabited as were rest of the temples.

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A creaky gate opens to what appears like private property. Sonar Gauranga is very much part of the temple round and important pilgrim centre.

 IMG_4179.JPGSonar Gauranga is the oft-visited temple here in Puri town. From what I gathered, that this is where Krishna conscious gained movement, as it’s the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

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Jaganatha temple at Gauranga

Gauranga(fair skinned) is thus significant in expressions to Lord Krishna and Lord Chaitanya.

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Being such an important documented place, the many temples dedicated to Lord Gauranga (Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) appears disregarded in terms of maintenance and visual appeal.

(more temple round to cont)

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