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About Pancha Tirtha

For Hindu devotees, visit Puri and not taking a dip in the five holy water is like an incomplete pilgrimage. Although there are slight variations in opinion about the five holy waters in which one should take a dip, but the most commonly accepted are the sacred water tanks Indradyumna, close to Gundicha Temple; Manikarnika, Markandeya and Swetaganga and the sea. It is called the Pancha Tirtha where panch means ‘five.' The Markandeya Tank is considered to be the starting point where pilgrims should begin their journey to the sacred town of Jagannath. It’s a tank that’s spread over four acres along with the Markandeshwar temple, where Lord Shiva is worshiped. Swetaganga Tank is the one that lies south of Nilachal or Puri. There are two temples dedicated to the Matsya Avatar of Lord Vishnu and King Sweta, which stand on the banks of this sacred water tank. The Rohini Kund, which is located on the premises of the Jagannath Temple, is also one of the sacred water sources where pilgrims take a dip.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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