Top 2 attractions to explore in Jajpur
Jajpur District was formed by ‘Jajati Keshari’, the Somavanshi King in the early 10th Century. The District takes its name from the headquarter town, Jajpur. The history of the Jajpur District from time immemorial is synonymous with the Biraja and Biraja Kshetra.
Shri Baldev Jew temple situated in Ichhapur, 5kms from Kendrapara Town. Here one can see the beautiful temple with other small temples in its side exhibiting the architectural marvel of the ancient Odisha. Lord Baladev is the main deity worshipped in the temple along with his brother and sister. An idol representing Tulasi as Goddess in a seated position is also present after the sacred seven steps.
Jagannath Temple is situated on the banks of the river Mandakini. Built by Shri Uddhab Narandra in 1363, this 90 ft tall, exquisite temple enshrines three images of 5 ft inch each. The temple follows the same rituals as that of Puri. The temple premises offer breathtaking views of the Mainaka and Dhanya range of mountains. There is a fascinating story behind the installation of this temple. Shri Uddhab Narandra, the erstwhile ruler of Ranapur, was an ardent devotee of Lord Jagannath of Puri.
Map of attractions in Jajpur