A quiet hill side retreat, Keonjhar in Orissa in India is one of the famous tourist places. Acres of forest area and ancient temples adds to the beauty of this hill town.
From the beautiful green forests to the rich mineral resources, Keonjhar attracts tourists from all over. Nestled in the heart of Orissa close to J.K. Road, this district is also noted for its ancient temples and monuments. The green forests of Keonjhar are not only the home of the tribal people but also has a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Close to the Vishnu Temple in Keonjhar is the Shrine of Siddha Jagannath Keonjhar. The Shrine of Siddha Jagannath Keonjhar is one of the most revered and sacred destinations for the pilgrims. The temples are located close by and attracts tourists from all over.
Jagannath is a Sanskrit name which describes a deity form of Lord Krishna. The term Jagannatha means Lord of the Universe. He is one of the important deities amongst the Vaishnavas. He is the merciful form of Lord Krishna who is worshiped by the Vaishnavas. The Shrine of Siddha Jagannath Keonjhar is dedicated to Lord Jagannath and he is one of the much revered deities in Orissa. Every year during Ratha Yatra, the temple is decorated and people celebrate this day with much fervor. Another temple of Jagannath worth mentioning in this context is the Jagannath temple of Puri which is visited by pilgrims and leisure tourists alike during Rath Yatra.