Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This is another temple at Puri called the 'Gundicha' or 'Mausi maa' temple. This is the temple of the aunt of Lord Jagnnath at Puri. Every year a 10 day long grand festival called 'Ratha Jatra' (car festival) is held in Puri whereby lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra travel in 3 majestic chariots made up of wood to this temple. On the tenth day they return back to their temple.
Unlike the Jagannath temple (see my post on Jagannath temple), which is always bustling with people from all round the country, this temple has a very calm aura around it (except for the ten days of car festival of course). I tried to capture the serene, peaceful feeling of this temple. This is done from a reference photo with some changes.