The Vishnu Mandira. (Long years back (in 1610 A.D) Lord ChaitanyaMahaprabhu stayed at Alarnath during anavasara period of Lord Jagannath . Anavasara is the two weeks period when Lord Jagannatha take rest in isolation from the rest of the world after suffering from fever due to the annual bathing festival (SnanaYatra). Lord Chaitanya claimed that he visualised the appearance of Lord Jagannath in Alarnath and spent a long period in worshipping the deity here. It is believed 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. During this period the temple servitors offered holy porridge (rice pudding sweetened by jaggery), known as ‘Kheer’ in local language, to the lord. During anavasara period of every year thousands of devotees visit Alarnath temple to get the blessings of Lord Alarnath and to taste a pot of famous holy ‘Kheer’)
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport is Biju Pattnaik International Air Port at Bhubaneswar 80 Km.
Nearest Railway Station is Puri 20 Km
Regular Bus, Taxi and Auto Services are available from Bhubaneswar 80 km away and from Puri is it 20 km