Markandesvara TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Puri, Odisha 752001, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
Markandesvara Temple - Review
This is one of the ancient Shiva temple in Puri. From religious point of view, this temple is said to be associated with the religious rituals of BalabhadraJanma, ChandanYatra and many such events. From tourist point of view, the striking architectural design of the temple is the primary reason to attract visitors throughout the year. The detailed carving on the walls and the stone inscription are definitely going to catch your attention.
So, if you are visiting Sri Jagannath temple, remember to pay a visit to this temple.
Markandesvara Temple Information
- Follow the Hindu rituals like leaving your shoes outside the temple.
- Observe absolute silence inside the temple.
- Be decently dressed.
Markandesvara Temple Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Markandesvara Temple by Public Transport
- By hired car
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Markandesvara Temple, Puri Reviews
Very old Shiva temple built in banks of Markandesawar puskarini in Markandesawar sahi. So many spiritual links are there for this with Lord Jagannath, but drain water from surrounding residential area is being drained to this pond making the water very much polluted. Temple administration should take care of such a heritage.
Nice and clean...toilets and bathrooms also available
Markandeshwar Temple is a place where sage Markandeya meditated on lord Shiva. He saw a small child on a banyan leaf floating on the sea and wondered upon. Finally lord Vishnu assured him from the doubt. The ancient Markandeswar Shiva Temple is situated in the Markandeswar street by the side of the Markandeswar tank, to the north of the Jagannath temple, Puri. This place can be approached on the right side of Markandeswar road leading from Markandeswar chowk to Puri-Brahmagiri road. Markandeya tank is an open structure and it enclosed within a stone wall made of dressed laterite blocks. Bathing ghats are provided for the tourists in southern side of the tank. The tank is used for rituals as well as for normal bathing. Rituals like Pinda Dana, Mundan Kriya etc. are observed on the steps of the tank. Both Markandeswar temple and Markandeswar tank can be dated back to the 12th century AD. Puri became an important center of pilgrimage by the 12th century. The history in Puri also proves that Sri Ramanuja visited Puri during 1107 and 1117.
Nice place but beware of pandas
Holy place of lord mahadev