Known for the shrine of Lord Alarnath (Lord Vishnu), Brahmagiri is located approximately 25 km from Puri. Thousands of devotees visit it during the anabasara (rituals) of Lord Jagannath. The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu was built in 1610 AD. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a Hindu mystic saint, is said to have stayed at Alarnath Temple during the anavasara period of Lord Jagannath, when the god took rest in isolation for two weeks. At the Alarnath Temple, Chaitanya claimed to have visualised the appearance of Lord Jagannath after which he spent a long time here worshipping the deity. Following his example, a multitude of pilgrims come here to seek the blessings of Lord Jagannath and taste the town's extremely popular kheer ( a rice pudding).

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