The infamous Alarnath temple is situated at Brahmagiri near Puri. Temple is located at hill top of Brahmagiri west of Puri. Brahmagiri or also called as the Brahma hills as Lord Krishna is worshipped at this hill top. The place near the Alarnath temple is scenic and very calm.
It is a belief that Lord Brahma a worshipper of Lord Vishnu was used to worshiped at this hill top. After a long time of worshiping him Lord Vishnu came in his dream and asked him to build his idol. The idol is built with a single black stone consisting of four arms of Lord Vishnu in which he is holding conch shell, disk, club and lotus. There also a statue of Deity Garuda.
Lord Jagannath of Puri is believed to stay in Alarnath temple during his sick time. Lord Jagannath falls ill after taking bath during annual bathing festival before the infamous annual Rath Yatra festival. During this period its belief that he comes to stay here. The peoples who cannot see Lord Jagannath during this period visit Alarnath temple to worship him. The deities of Rukmini, Satyabhama and Lord Chaitanya can also be seen in alarnath temple. Apart from the temple sea beaches, Satapada, Chilika Lake and markets are located at a short distance from the Alarnath temple.
Alarnath temple is placed about 25km from Puri. One has not to concern about the hotels to stay or for foods. Many small and medium restaurants and lodges are situated near the temple. You can have a very beautiful outing at this religious spiritual place which indeed make your mind fresh. The hill views, coconut trees along the roads, palm trees and agricultural fields add picturesque. The best time to visit the place is during the sick period or Anavasara of Lord Jagannath.
By Road: You can easily travel by road from anywhere as it is well connected to every city.
By Railway: Nearest railway stations are Bhubaneswar and Puri
By Air: Nearest airport is Bhubaneswar.