Narendra Tank



Narendra Tank Overview

Ranked 38 of 52 sightseeing in Puri

Narendra Tank, one of the largest tanks in the province of Orissa, is the highlight of the town. Constructed in 15th century, the water level of the tank with 16 ghatas or bathing places, is nearly 10 feet under the road level. The main bathing place of the tank has flight of steps made of Khondalite.

The tank is spread over a vast area, which features island in the middle, housing a small temple called Chandana Mandapa. The temple is connected with the south bank of the bridge, where Madan Mohan, representative deity of Jagannath is brought during the Chandan Yatra. The holy tank in which the famed Chandana Yatra of Lord Jagannath is carried out is known as Chandana Pushkarini.

Narendra tank was built by Narendra Dev, who was shouldering the responsibility of kingdom with Purusottama. Located at Mauza Dandimala Sahi, this tank is located at a distance of 2 km to the north of Jagannath Temple.

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