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ˈpʊər i, pʊˈripuri

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  1. purinoun

    A type of unleavened bread from India and Pakistan, usually deep-fried.

  2. Purinoun

    City in Orissa state, India, on the Bay of Bengal.

  3. Etymology: Hindi पूरी (pūrī), a kind of pancake


  1. Puri

    Puri (Odia: [ˈpuɾi] (listen)) is a coastal city and a municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India. It is the district headquarters of Puri district and is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Sri Jagannatha Dhama after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple located in the city. It is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Puri is known by several names since the ancient times, and was locally known as "Sri Kshetra" and the Jagannath temple is known as "Badadeula". Puri and the Jagannath Temple were invaded 18 times by Muslim rulers, from the 7th century AD till the early 19th century with the objective of looting the treasures of the temple. Odisha, including Puri and its temple, were part of British India from 1803 till India attained independence in August 1947. Even though princely states do not exist in India today, the heirs of the House of Gajapati still perform the ritual duties of the temple. The temple town has many Hindu religious mathas or monasteries. The economy of Puri is dependent on the religious importance of the Jagannath Temple to the extent of nearly 80 percent. The 24 festivals, including 13 major ones, held every year in the temple complex contribute to the economy; Ratha Yatra and its related festivals are the most important which are attended by millions of people every year. Sand art and applique art are some of the important crafts of the city. Puri has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme of Government of India. Puri is a significant part of the "Krishna pilgrimage circuit" which also includes Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana, Gokula, Govardhan, Kurukshetra and Dwarka.

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  1. Purinoun

    see Euxanthin


  1. Puri

    Puri is a city and the district headquarters of Puri district, Odisha, eastern India. It is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometres south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Jagannath Puri after the 11th century Jagannath Temple located in the city. Puriis a holy city of the Hindus as a part of the Char Dham pilgrimages. According to Hindu teachings, a pilgrimage of the temples of India is not considered complete without a journey to Puri. Puri is endowed with one of the best beaches for swimming in India and is therefore also a popular beach resort, especially as it is positioned geographically so that both sunset and sunrise can be viewed from the beach. Sun Temple Konark is at distance of around 35 Km from Puri.

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  1. PURI

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Puri is ranked #14799 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Puri surname appeared 2,005 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Puri.

    84.5% or 1,696 total occurrences were Asian.
    9.1% or 183 total occurrences were White.
    3.7% or 76 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 42 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PURI in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PURI in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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