Puri Lord Beleswar Temple:
One of Puri’s sacred tourist destinations, Beleswar or Beleshwara is a small village located 14 kilometers from Puri on the Puri-Konark sea route. Beleswar is famous for its religious holiness and lovely scenic beauty.
The presiding deity is Lord Shiva worshiped as Beleswar in this temple. In ancient times, Puri was a place of worship for Saiva. From an architectural point of view, the temple of Beleswar is not important, but from a religious point of view, it is one of the famous Shaiva shrines of Puri. Maha Shivaratri is the famous festival celebrated here. On this day, thousands of devotees arrive near the temple to offer their prayers to Lord Beleswar with great devotion.
Beleswar is very near to Bay of Bengal, which is why it is also famous for its beautiful and long sandy beach. It attracts visitors to take advantage of the natural landscape of the beach and seek divine blessings. The Beleswar Beach sunrise and sunset site is amazing for tourists. Tourists can also enjoy the sun on the calm and quite beach of the sea. The scenic beauty of this place is ideal for a group picnic. Throughout the year, many visitors come here to obtain the blessing of Lord Shiva and enjoy the beauty of the Beleswar Sea beach. The tourist can enjoy the natural beauty of the Puri-Konark promenade while driving.
Best time to visit Lord Beleswar Temple:
During the Mahashivratri festival which falls around the first week of February.
Puri Beleswar Beach:
The beach is located at the mouth of the Nuanai River and the view of the river flowing into the Bay of Bengal is spectacular. The beach and the forest cover that runs the length of the beach is a good place to relax. Sunbathing, swimming and water sports are popular ways to spend time on the beach. Watching the sunrise and sunset is a popular tourist activity.