What makes Puri in Orissa famous?
Puri is one of the oldest cities in the eastern part of the country. It is situated on the coast of the Bay of Bengal and is a popular beach resort, positioned in a unique place so that both sunset and sunrise can be viewed from the beach.It is said that 13 festivals are celebrated in calendar year relating to Lord Jagannath are,
a) Car Festival(Ratha Yatra) July b) Chandan Yatra April c) Gosani Yatra Dasahara in Sept./Oct. d) Sahi Yatra for 7 days from Rama Navami March/April e) Mahasiva Ratri Feb in all the Saiva Pithas f) Magha mela at Konarak on January g) Boita Bandan at Konark in Oct./Nov. h) Harirajpur Melan Harirajpur March i) Jhamu Yatra Kakatapur May j) Dayana chori Ghorodia in Pipil Block k) Aunla Navami Sakhigopal in March l) Makar Mela Chilika Jan m) Bali Har ...more
Its God Nilamadhava or say lord Jagannath's holy place.