Lord Alarnath Temple
Brahmagiri is a town in Puri District, Odisha, India. It is the home of Lord Alarnath who is the form of Lord Vishnu. In Brahmagiri, the temple of Lord Alarnath is quiet in talks because of its interesting historical link between Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. Now let’s discuss those interesting historical links:
In this temple, Lord Vishnu is worship as Lord Alarnath. The deity of Lord Chaitanya is situated inside the temple. Moreover There is a stone slab in front of the deity, Which endures appearances from Lord Chaitanya’s body. Mythology says that Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Vishnu at this place. The deities of Lord Krishna’s queens Rukmini and Satyabhama are also worshipped in this Temple. An idol of Lord Chaitanya is also situated in this Temple. Lord Vishnu was satisfied with his worship and request Lord Brahma to make a deity of Lord Vishnu made of black stone. In respect of Lord Brahma’s devotion Lord Vishnu named the place Brahmagiri(Brahma Hills)
Facts About Lord Alarnath:
Lord Alarnath is the form of Vishnu- carved out of black stone-as prescribe by the Lord himself to Brahma, Moreover It is also believe that those who cannot worship Lord Jagannath during his stay in the sick chamber can get the blessings of the deity if they visit the Alarnath temple, The rock at the Chaitanya temple is believe to be the place where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was sitting and praying to Lord Alarnath.
Lord Vishnu has four arms, And he holds chakra in his upper right hand, A Lotus in his lower right hand, Shell in his upper left hand and a club in his lower left hand, In addition Lord Vishnu has carrier support in form of an Eagle is known as Garuda.
How To Reach & Best Time To Visit Alarnath Temple:
25 km from Puri Lord Alarnath Temple is situated in Brahmagiri and it is 67 km from the capital city of Bhubaneswar. Bus and taxi are the best transport facilities to reach the Temple.
The Anavasara period of Lord Jagannath is the best time to visit the Temple because at that time the deity rests and is not available for the public to worship, Famous places near the Temple are Chilika Lake, Baliharachandi and Satapada, Lastly the Timing of Alarnath Temple is from 5 A.M to 9 P.M .
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