Shri Baldev JewDirection
Shri Baldev Jew temple situated in Ichhapur, 5kms from Kendrapara Town. Here one can see the beautiful temple with other small temples in its side exhibiting the architectural marvel of the ancient Odisha. Lord Baladev is the main deity worshipped in the temple along with his brother and sister. An idol representing Tulasi as Goddess in a seated position is also present after the sacred seven steps. The deities wear different costumes and are decorated in different ways during various important festivals. The chariot on which the three deities mount during the Car Festival is known as “Brahma Taladhwaja Rath”. This is said to be the biggest chariot in the world.
This was Built within 1700 by King of Kujanga and chhederabaranga Gopinath Narendra and Jagannath Mahapatra.The Manika Debi and Jagannath Temple was built by first mahanta Ramanuja Das .The total area of this temple is arround 3 acers.Height of the main temple is 75 ft ,middle temple is of 40 ft,height of Jagamohana is 65 ft and of BataMandir is 70 ft .Within the temple complex there is a Beautiful 45 ft height Sri Mahalaxmi Temple .The Flag on the main temple is knoen as “Brahma Chirala”or “Brahma Bana”,where as the flag at the top of the 5 ft high Nilachakra is known as”Brahma Nilachakra”.This place also known as Tulasi khetra,Gupta khetra,Gupta Brundabana,Sri Baladeba khetra and Manibigraha khetra .
The Rituals and worship of the deities is different from other temples. This is a complete Baishnaba Khetra, Sri baladev Jew param Baishnab without any Tantrik Rituals. Sri Baladev Jew is not made of wood,HE himself”MANIBIGHRAHA”. So no Nabakalebara rituals held here.
The main festival of temple is Rathajatra held as Srigundicha and Bahudajatra .The main Naibedya of Sri Baladev Jew is “RASABALI” which is very famous.
How to Reach:
Nearest Air Port is Bhubaneswar 85 Kms
Nearest Railway Station is Cuttack 60 Kms
5 kms from Kendrapara Town.