Gundicha temple is also called as Gundicha Mandir and this is a Hindu temple. This temple is located right at the Puri town. This temple is popular as the destination point for Ratha Yatra. This temple uses to remain vacant approximately throughout the year except during the Ratha Yatra. During this festival, the three idols, Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra use to occupy this temple for a total of nine days. This temple is also known as the Garden House for Lord Jagannath. It is located right at the heart of an amazing garden and surrounded by compound walls from every side.
From Puri Jagannath Temple, it is located at a distance of three km. it’s the Bada Danda where these two prime temples are located at two different ends. The Bada Danda is also the pathway for Ratha Yatra. In order to built this temple light grey colored sandstone was used. The Kalinga architecture style was used to build this temple. The complex of this temple comprises of four prime components like nata mandapa, vimana, and jagamohana and bhoga mandap. A kitchen is also there which is connected with this temple via small passage. As this is located at a garden, it is also called as the God’s Summer Garden Retreat. It’s the sanctum of this temple that features plain platform which is 19ft long and 4ft high. This is made of the chlorite that is called as the Ratnadevi. It’s the gate located at the western side of the temple which is the prime entrance point.
Deities enter through this gate during Ratha Yatra. It’s the eastern gate which is called as the Nakachana gate and this gate is used during when the deities used to depart from this temple at the end of the Ratha Yatra. Visitors can visit this temple while paying the entrance fee. It’s the Jagannath Temple Administration that also uses to take care of this temple. There is also a small group of servitors appointed for the maintenance of this temple.
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