Located in Marchikota lane,associated
with the memory of Kavi samrat Upendra Bhanja,for whom the oriya literature has
been highly enriched.It is told that the poet himself installed the images of
Lord Rama,Laxman and Sita in this matha,which are being worshipped here.
Located in front of the main gate of
Jagannath temple and connected with the historic advent of Acharya Nimarka, a
great philosopher of the country.
To commemorate the name of
Ramanujacharya who was also called 'embadium' his disciple Srinivascharya named
his Ashram as Embar matha.Later Srinivascharya was called Emar or manmatha by
Ramanujacharya and hence its present name Emar matha.This matha is loceted in
front of the Lion's gate of Jagannath temple.The Vaisnava mathas belonging to
different sampradayas or subsects of the clut are numerous at Puri, of which
Emar and Raghavadas are supposed to be the richest.
In a small room of this matha lived
Sri Chaitanya for twelve years.The personal belongings of Sri Chaitanya such as
a staff,wooden sandal,kamandalu(waterpot) and bed etc. have been carefully
preserved in this matha.For all vaishnava devotees of the world,this matha is
of a great inspiration and encouragement.Chanting of Mahamantra by the inmates
of the matha round the clock is the special feature of this matha.
Sidha Bakula Matha
This was the ashram of Bakreswari
Pandit,who lived during the time of Sri Chaitanya.There is a huge Bakula tree
in the premises of the matha which is devoid of leaves and branches with no
stem but only barks.The trunk of the tree is hollow.
Located in Markendeswar sahi,it is
believed that Meerabai,the famous devotional poetess of India,stayed here
during her visit to Puri.The special attraction of this matha is the beautiful
image of 'Lord Sri Krishna' preserved here.
Located in the Swargadwar area and
connected with the sweet memory of Jagannath Das,the great devotional poet of
oriya literature,whose magnum opus,the 'Bhagabata' is being worshipped and
chanted every nook and corner of Orissa as a scripture of spiritual symbols.It
is believed that at the request of Jagannath Das,the great devotee of Lord Jagannath, the sea(Bay of Bengal)receded by seven waves and provided the saint a
peaceful and tranquil place for his constant meditation.That is why the name of
this matha is termed as Sata(seven) lahadi(waves).
This matha is located in front of the
main gate of the Gundicha temple.In this matha,we find ten incarnations of Lord
Krishna,as described by Jayadeva in Gita Govidam,which are carved on the
walls.It is believed that Bhakta Kavi Jayadeva used to stay in this matha
during His visit to Puri.