Atharanala Bridge, Puri, Odisha

Atharanala Bridge is an ancient laterite stone bridge across the Madhupur or Musa stream near the entrance of Puri, Odisha, on the Puri-Bhubaneswar route, also known as Atharnala bridge; it is a Monument of National Importance N-OR-64, formally recognized by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

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About Atharanala Bridge

There is a saying that by crossing it, you will get the result of reciting Ashtadasa Puranas. Seeing it creates illusions in the mind. You can understand. People who understand will be confused. Actually, if you count the 18 pipes, there are 19 pipes, so why do we say 18 pipes? In Vastuvidya, we compare the pipe to the pole or the pillar. The pillar is 18, the pipe is 19, so we calculate the pipe by taking the pillar. Therefore, we call it 18 pipe. Its length is 85 meters and width is 11 meters. It is estimated that this pole was built in 1300 AD based on the information given in the Madala Panji.

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