Get ready to experience the grandeur of Odisha’s crown jewel, the Jagannath Temple, in a whole new light. The state government’s ambitious Jagannath Heritage Corridor Project promises to revitalize the temple complex and surrounding area, offering a richer cultural and spiritual experience for devotees and tourists alike.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will officially open the much-anticipated Jagannath Heritage Corridor project on January 17th, ushering in a new era for the revered temple in Puri.

  • Month-Long Buzz

A series of awareness events and spiritual activities kickstarted on January 5th, drawing attention to this Rs 943 crore endeavor.

  • Pilgrimage Surge

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration expects a daily influx of around 5 lakh devotees during the inaugural week, highlighting the project’s immense spiritual significance.

  • Royal Participation

Puri Gajapati Divya Singh Deb will play a leading role in the grand event, while Chief Minister Patnaik’s party plans a padayatra involving students, youth, and women to join the festivities.

  • National Gathering

The government has invited religious heads from 1,000 temples across India and Nepal, along with the four Shankaracharyas, to grace the inauguration. Following the event, a daily influx of 10,000 devotees is planned, ensuring every corner of Odisha witnesses the project’s impact.

  • Transforming the Precinct

The project encompasses a 75-meter-wide corridor around the temple, featuring a green buffer zone, pedestrian-only circumambulation paths, a reception center for 6,000 devotees, a cultural center, a library, a pilgrim center, and multi-level car parking.

  • Temple Renaissance

Beyond the Jagannath project, the Naveen government is actively enhancing amenities at other prominent temples across the state, such as Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar, Samaleswari in Sambalpur, and Tara Tarini in Berhampur.

  • Bridging the Gap

A 2.3 km-long, 4-lane Shree Setu bridge stands as a testament to the government’s commitment to improving access to Puri. This Rs 200 crore project eases traffic congestion and provides a streamlined approach for tourists.

  • Connecting Paths

The Rs 90 crore Shree Danda road, stretching 630 meters, connects the multi-level car parking to Dolabedi, bypassing the Grand Road and offering greater convenience for pilgrims.

  • Tourism Attraction

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha anticipates a significant surge in domestic and foreign tourist arrivals after the project’s completion. The Jagannath Parikrama project is poised to become a pivotal driver of Odisha’s tourism landscape.

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