Deities of Puri Sri Jagannath temple getting into the ‘anasara ghara’ falling sick, the devotees wishing to have a darshan of the Trinity are heading to Alarnath temple in Brahmagiri.
As per beliefs, Lord Jagannath manifests in the form of Lord Alarnath for 15 days following Deba Snana Purnima.
Lord Alarnath temple in Brahmagiri, around 25 km from Puri, is a famous religious place for all Krishna devotees. It is explained that in Satya Yuga, Lord Brahma came and worshipped Lord Vishnu here on top of a hill. One day Lord Vishnu appeared and said, “I am very pleased with your worship. Make a four-armed Deity of Me holding shankha, chakra, gada, and padma (conch shell, disk, club, and lotus).
The Deity should be made from a piece of black stone. Also install a Deity of Garuda”. Lord Vishnu also said, “This place will be called Brahmagiri (Brahma’s hill) because you have worshipped me here”. According to mythology, the rulers of Alwar in Rajasthan had established the temple here. The temple was later known as Alwarnath or Alarnath.