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Puri a Beach City of Odisha by Nimisha Jaiswal Puri Puri is a Beach City of Odisha and is situated on the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the “Char Dham” pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. It is popularly called “Sri Jagannatha Dhama” because of the Lord Jagannatha temple built around the 12th century. The economy of Puri city revolves around the Lord Jagannatha temple. The major 13 festivals celebrated in the temple complex contribute to the city’s economy. The most important festival here is the Rath Yatra, which is conducted during June or July. It is interesting to know that about 1 million visitors come here to witness this festival. If you are here in these months, don’t forget to attend this event. Odissi is a classical dance form of Odisha. If you visit Puri, make a plan to enjoy the spectacular dance performances by the dancers in a cultural program held at District Collector’s Conference Hall on every second Saturday of the month.