The second most popular shrine in the holy city of Puri after the Jagannath temple is the Gundicha temple, which is located on the northeastern side of the Jagannath temple.
Gundicha Temple is one of the most famous temples in the city of Puri. This temple is said to be the dwelling place of aunt of Lord Krishna. The origin of the temple can be traced back to the 16th century. It is during the Rath Yatra, the idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra are seated on ornately decorated chariots and taken to the Gundicha Mandir. The deities stay there for a period of seven days and thereafter, come back to the Srimandir in a similar procession on the day of the Bahuda Yatra.
Although the temple is said to be the dwelling place of the aunt of Lord Krishna, the temple has been named after King Indradyumna, who was also known by the name ‘Gundicha’ as he was the one who laid the foundation stone for this temple. the establishment of this temple.