Since I am religious by nature, I wanted to cover Orissa as it houses
the three pilgrimage destination. For that I opted for East India Golden
Triangle that is considered to be the most pious tourist circuit in
India. The tour revealed the rich heritage of the Orissa and covered
three major pilgrimage destination of India- Bhubneshwar, Puri and
Konark. The State is adorned with many big and small temples.
First abode !
My first abode was Bhubneshwar. The city housed the famous
Parashurameshwara Temple that depicted the Orissan Style of temple
After that I explored the Lingraja Temple built in the 10th century.
The guide, Laxman, told us that the height of this temple was 55 meters
and is supposed to be the finest example of pure Hindu temple in India.
Since I visited India in the month of March, I was able to participate
in the famous possession in Bhubneshwar when Lingaraja (Lord Shiva) and
other deities are taken in a Chariot to the Rameshwaram temple. I was
astonished by the number of devotees involved in pulling the Chariots.
Second Corner to East India Golden triangle is Konark. During my visit
to Bhubneshwar, I had heard a lot about the Konark temple. The sun
temple acquires the centre stage of Konark city and somehow is famous
world over. It's been included in the World Heritage Site by the United
The temple !!!
"Wow! What a beauty" As I exclaimed after seeing the
architecture of the sun temple. Laxman took us to the archaeological
museum that showcased sculpture and carvings Since my visit was in the
month of March, I was not able to enjoy the Konark Festival held in the
month of December. The dance festival is a virtual feast to the lovers
of classical art forms of the dance and music.
At last !!!!
The third and the last corner of the East India golden triangle was
Puri. Well, this is one place I am not going to forget all my life. The
chaotic city is adorned by serene emerald Sea water with silver sands
that takes one to another high.
Puri is famous in India for its Jagannath Temple, the most sacred
destination in India. It is one of the most pious city of India and I
was able to feel the influence of religion in every small things.