The Jagannath temple at Puri is one of the greatest religious monuments in the India. Situated on the sea coast, the abode of Lord Jagannath is popularly known as ‘Srikhetra’ or Purusottama khetra on the basis of its religious sanctity. The historical records says the temple was originally built by Yayati II of Somavamsi dynasty on the site of the present shrine. Historians, however, differ on this issue. Some of them of that the temple was built by Anangabhimadeva Chodagangadeva, the grandson of Anantavarman Chodaganga .The epigraphically records however, fully confirms that it was Chodaganga who built the temple. The temple of Lord Jagannath was built according to Kalinga style of Pancharatha type. Orissan temple architecture, which made an humble beginning before the 6th century A. D reached. Its perfection by the time the present temple of Lord Jagannath was built. The idea of building the huge temples with three sections (Jagamohana, Bhogamandapa and Natyamandapa) before the Vimana, the main temple has already gained ground in Orissa. Jagannath temple is the first expression of full fledged Pancharatha type of Kalingan style of architecture. The pancharatha style consists of two anurathas, two konakas and one raha. The idea of constructing a temple is to install a deity in it and to offer all comforts divine as well royal. The deity is regarded to be a royal personage and therefore he is provided with all facilities to live in a palace-like building with a huge audience hall (Jaqgamohana), dining hall (Bhogamandapa) and a dancing hall (Natyamandapa). Besides, he is further provided with horses, gold, jewellery, silken clothes and a lofty abode (Vimana) for his residence. Jagannath Puri temple is built on a highly raised platform, compared to Lingaraj and other temples belonging to this type. Jagannath temple was the first temple in the history of Orissan temple architecture where all the chambers like Jagamohana, Bhogamandapa and Natyamandapa were build along with the main temple. There were miniature shrines on the three outer side of the main temple.