Swargadwar in Puri
Legends Related to SwargadwarIt is believed that during Amavasya, the new-moon night Lord Narayana who is known to have incarnated in the form of Lord Jagannath visits the sea after crossing the Swargadwara. As per the mythology the beach of Puri is the bathing place of Sri Chaitanya Mahadev and his dedication towards Lord Jagannath was rewarded. According to scriptures, the Brahmadaru, from which the three main deities of the temple of Lord Jagannath are carved out, floated to the beach at Swargadwar.
Jagannath Puri is also said to be the ‘Martya Vaikuntha’ whereby Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of God Vishnu stays at one of the greatest temple of the country. Most of the places related to nLord Jagannath hold lots of importance and hence they are named as Bada or Maha, Bada Danda, Bada Deula, Maha Prasada, Maha Dipa and Maha Dadhi.
Local Belief about SwargadwarThere is a strong belief among people of Puri, that if anybody dies here, the soul departs for heaven where it attains ‘Mukti’ referring to salvation. Visitors and devotees visiting Swargadwar. People take bath at the beach near Swargadwar in the early hours.
Location of Swargadwar:
Located at around 2 km from the famous Temple of Lord Jagannath, Swargadwar, is located at the beach side towards South-west corner of Puri.