One of the most popular religious beaches of Puri, Swargdwar beach is known to be the bathing area of Sri Chaitanyadev, a well-known sage of the Vaishnava cult. It is believed that he attained the state of Lord Brahma due to his divine soul. The word Swargdwar is a combination of two words, Swarg and Dwar, translating to ‘the door to heaven’.
There are a number of myths related to Swargdwar beach. It is visited by devotees in huge numbers every year who come here to take a dip in the holy waters of the sea to atone their sins. ‘Mahadadhi’ is a famous spot to take a bath here. They offer prayers so that they and their loved ones go to heaven after death. The beach has been blessed by peaceful and surreal ambiance. Close to the beach is Swargdwar cremation ground.