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The pathway to Heaven
Puri Beach Festival

Swargadwar, literally means the door to heaven is a secluded beach and a holy place in Puri. This beach is unaffected by the modern cultural offing and still maintains the sacred nature. Many Hindu devotees visit this beach to have a dip at sea. Legends claim that this was the bathing place of Sri Chaithanyadev who attained the state of Brahma stands for the divine soul. This pilgrim place is attracted by many Hindu pilgrims and they take bath here in the beach near swargadwar named 'Mahodadhi'. There are lots of myths and legends associated with the Swargdwar beach of Orissa. Devotees believe that taking a holy dip in its waters opens the gateway to heaven.

This sacred site witnesses huge crowds of devotees, which go on increasing every year. They come from different parts of the country to offer prayers and take a holy dip. Along with being significant from religious point of view, this beach also draws tourists because of its magnificent locales and serene atmosphere. Presently the beach and the nearby beach road are busy with tourists and many shopping centers here provide quality and decorative clothes and other items made locally. Many tourists take this shopping opportunity with great interest.