Bahara Bedha (Outer Compound)

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Temple / Bije SthaliGods / Goddesses
1. Aruna StambhaAruna (charioteer of sun God), Chunara Nijog perform the seva of the Aruna Stambha
2. Lions gate & GumutaMain entrance of the Temple in the eastern side. On the top of the doors there is a images of Lakshmi and in the Gumuta are Phate Hanumana, Radha Krishna, Ganesha, Narasingh, Patitapabana, Hanuman / Sugreeba
3. Kashi ViswanathaSiva Linga
4. Shree Rama Chandra DevaRama, Seeta, Lakshman etc
5. Abhaya NrusimhaNrusimha
6. Shree NarasimhaNarasimha
7. RadhaballavaRadha, Krushna
8. GhanteswariGhanteswari Thakurani & Ganesha (Printed image)
9. Bheta MandapaNo God; hear Goddess Lakshmi appears on the day of Neeladri bije
10. Shada bhuja (six-armed) GourangaGouranga
11. Mahaveera (saraghara, plot no. 213)Hanuman
12. MahadevaSiva
13. DakshineswaraSiva
14. Shree NrusimhaNrusimha
15. Hanumana (Pania ghara)Hanuman
16. Kalki Avatara and Purnana NrusimhaNrusimha
17. Basantei / Budhi Maa ThakuraniBasanta Thakurani
18. Rosha (kitchen) GaneshaGanesh
19. Barabhai Hanumana (Mahaveera) plot no. 297The twelve Hanumanas installed in a temple on the south side of the outer compound are Janma Hanuman, Gaya, Gabaksha, Sushena, Hanuman, Jambhaba, Taraksha, Angada, Souree, Sugreeba, Nala and Neela
20. Panchamukhi MahaveeraMahaveera Hanuman
21. DurgamadhavaDurga and Madhava
22. Shree Siddheswara MahadevaMahadeva
23. Shree Chakra NarayanaNarayana
24. Rameswara Mahadeva (chari dhama)Gokarneswara, Badrinatha, Dwarakanatha and Jagannatha
25. Shree Nrusimha (Saraghara)Nrusimha
26. Paschimadwara (west gate) MahaveeraHanumana
27. Shree DhabaleswaraShiva
28. Koili BaikunthaTulsi Garden, Burial ground of the deities
29. Baikuntha 
30. DarugharaKept sacred wood (Neem wood) in this store room
31. Baikuntha Mahadeva (Suar mahasuar Nijog)Shiva
32. Radha Krishna (Arpana Gopala)Radha, Krishna
33. Tapaswee HanumanaHanuman
34. Shree BamanaBamana Avatara
35. Shree Lakshmi NrusimhaLakshmi and Nrusimha
36. Shree UttarayaniNarayanee
37. Shree Sheetala ThakuraniSheetala Devi
38. Jhadeswari ThakuraniJhadeswari
39. Shiva- AnnapurnaShiva and Mahalakshmi
40. Chahani Mandapa (Ananda Bazar)No God; here goddess Lakshmi appears on the day of Bahuda Yatra (Asadha Sukla dasami tithi)
41. Devasnana MandapaSnana Yatra of the principal deities observed in the said mandapa on Jyestha Purnima
42. AeishaneswaraShiva
43. DhabaleswaraShiva
44. KashinathaShiva
45. Shree GaneshaGanesha

Some famous shrines are as follows:

Aruna Stambha
In front of the eastern side of main temple, there is a monolithic pillar called Aruna Stambha. The pillar is 34 feet high and is sixteen-sided. The pillar was brought from Konarka to the present site during the reign of Dibyasingha Deva (1793-98 A.D.)

A single image of Shree Jagannatha has been carved on the eastern gate of the temple in a niche. It is said that this image has been installed during the reign of Rama Chandra Deva II (1727-36 A.D.) of Bhoi dynasty. Persons unable to enter the temple premises for any reason, can have a darshan of Patitapabana from outside.

Roshaghara (Kitchen)
The Roshaghara or the kitchen of the temple is popularly considered to be the largest kitchen of the world. There are about 240 Chulis (hearths). Cooking is done here with the help of fire- wood only in the earthen pots and the system of cooking in the temple, though traditional, has some peculiarities. Curries, cakes and sweetmeats are cooked in ‘ahiyas’, i.e, beds of burning charcoals. Servitors, called Suaras are only entitled to cook in the kitchen.

Ananda Bazara
A place in the north-east conner of outer compound earmarked for the sale of Mahaprasada is called ‘Ananda Bazara’. Partaking of Mahaprasada by the devotees is also permitted here.

Baisi Pahacha
Baisi Pahacha or twenty two steps denote the flight of steps from the outer enclosure to the inner enclosure of the temple on the eastern side. Now the steps count seventeen only. The number might have been reduced due to some later construction, but the flight still retains the name, Baisi Pahacha. Devotees visiting the temple sit here for a while as a part of their sacred duty.

Koili Vaikuntha
Koili Vaikuntha is located on the northern side of the temple within outer compound. It is known as burial ground of Shree Jagannatha. During Nabakalebara ceremony it is here that the new wooden images of the deities are constructed and the old images are buried. It is now developed as a garden with various flowering plants.

Snana Mandapa
The Snana Mandapa or Vedi where the bathing festival of the principal deities takes place is a very high pavilion. This East facing 75 square feet pavilion is approachable from northern and southern sides by a flight of steps.