Puri is a beach front city and a district in the province of Odisha in eastern India. It is the region base camp of Puri area and is arranged on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers (37 mi) south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is otherwise called Sri Jagannatha Dhama after the twelfth century Jagannath Temple situated around there. It is one of the first Char Dham journey destinations for Hindus.
The economy of Puri is subject to the strict significance of the Jagannath Temple to the degree of almost 80%. The 24 celebrations, including 13 significant ones, held each year in the sanctuary complex add to the economy; Ratha Yatra and its connected celebrations are the main which are gone to by a huge number of individuals consistently. Sand workmanship and applique craftsmanship are a portion of the significant specialties of the city.
Puri is known by a few names since the antiquated occasions, and was privately known as “Sri Kshetra” and the Jagannath sanctuary is known as “Badadeula”. Puri and the Jagannath Temple were attacked multiple times by Muslim rulers, from the seventh century AD till the mid nineteenth century with the target of plundering the fortunes of the sanctuary. Odisha, including Puri and its sanctuary, were essential for British India from 1803 till India achieved autonomy in August 1947. Despite the fact that regal states don’t exist in India today, the beneficiaries of the Bhoi administration of Khurda actually play out the ceremonial obligations of the sanctuary. The sanctuary town has numerous Hindu strict mathas or religious communities.
Puri has been picked as one of the legacy urban communities for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) plan of Government of India.