SANKHA KSHETRA

The holy land of Orissa is divided into four kshetras. These kshetras are named after the four names of weapons of Lord Vishnu such as sankha (conch shell), chakra (disc), gada (mace) and padma (lotus). Puri Dham is known as Sankha Kshetra. Bhubaneswar is Chakra Kshetra, Jajpura is Gada Kshetra, and Konark is Padma Kshetra.

Puri is known by various names of which Sankha Kshetra is one. Sankha means conch shell. The geographical size of Puri resembles a right oriented conch shell, the ‘Dakshinavarta Sankha’, which is why it is also called the Sankha Kshetra. The sacred section of puri looks like a conch shell and it is in this section that all the sacred centres like temples, mathas, sacred tanks, trees and various other sacred sites are located. Sankha or conch shell is one of the Aiyudhas of Lord Vishnu, who resides in the naval or the central part of the Conch shell in the form of Lord Jagannath. The Sankha Kshetra covers an area of 10 miles, out of which nearly 40% is submerged under water and the other part which lies above water is of the shape of a conch shell or Sankha.

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2. Khetreswari Vimala
3 Mahalaxmi
4. Uttar Durga
5. Bata Mangala
6. Garuda Stamva
7. Bhoga Mandap
8. Kalpabrukhya
9. Rohini Kunda
10. Bata Ganesh
11. Uchsta Ganapati
12. Sri Saraswati Devi
13. Nabagraha
14. Konark Suryadev
15. Padapadma
16. Yagnyabata
17. Angeswar
18. Indranidevi
19. Khetrapala
20. Swana Vairabi
21. Mukteswari
22. Chstrakali
23. Batamarkandeya
24. Katyayani
25. Gopeewara
26. Beda Kali
27. Pataleswara
28. Bhubaneswari
29. Vaikuntheswara
30. Yagnyaswari
31. Isaneswar
32. Sitaia Devi
33. Pakasala
34. Dakhineswara
35. Kundaleswara
36. Ram Chaitanya Temple
37. Baravai Hanuman
38. Nirmalya Hanuman
39. Alaka Batika
40. Chakra Narayan
41. Rameswar
42. Chaturdhama
43. Kanapata Hanuman
44. Niladri Vihari
45. Bavabyeswara
46. Sialilata
47. Koili Vaikuntha
48. Tapaswi Hanuman
49. Survarnakupa
50. Ananda Bazar
51. Devasnana Mandapa
52. Meghanada Prachira
53. Singhadwara (E.gate)
54. Aruna Sthamva
55. Badachhata Math
56. Chhauni Math
57. Pejanala
58. Prahari Hanuman
59. Dakhinadwar (S. gate)
60. Durgamadhava
61. Mangaleswari
62. Paschimadwar(W. gate)
63. Uttardwar (N. gate)
64. Sri Lokanath
65. Rameswara
66. Kandunursingha
67. Kandu Asrama
68. Nikumvilabata
69. Harachandi
70. Chamundeswari
71. Banadurga
72. Basheli
73. Kapalmochana
74. Manikarnika Teertha
75. Ghatamangala
76. Vagabati
77. Markandeswara
78. Markandeya Teertha
79. Saptamatruka
80. Alamba Devi
81. Atharnala
82. Makardhwaj Hanuman
83. Vargavi River
84. Mukteswara
85. Bata Mangala
86. Kapoteswara
87. Vilweswara
88. Siddha Hanuman
89. Indradyumna Teertha
90. Nilakantheswara
91. Adinrusingha
92. Gundicha Mandapa
93. Mausima
94. Marchika Devi
95. Charchika Devi
96. Sodasha Putri
97. Narayani
98. Angirasrama
99. Angirabata
100. Dakhina Kali
101. Ugreswarashrama
102. Swetaganga
103. Muktisila
104. Adisankara Pitha
105. Swargadwara
106. Varahi Devi
107. Shyama Kali
108. Bedi Hanuman
109. Chakra Teertha
110. Chakra Narayan
111. Mahodadhi Tirtha
112. Jagannatha Ballava
113. Kashi Biswanatha
114. Visweswari
115. Narendra Sarovar


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