Swetaganga is a small sacred tank situated to the west of the Jagannath Temple in Puri. According to Mahabharat the Swetaganga is created from the nail of Lord Vishnu. The Swetaganga is situated in between Lions gate and Swargadwar. This Ganga is from the bottom of the earth and the water is sacred. Before visiting Lord Jagannath the pilgrims after bathed in Sea again takes a bath on Swetaganga and visits Lord Jagannath. It is believed that there is an internal connection between Swetaganga and the river Ganga. On the bank of this pond are two small temples, dedicated to Sweta Madhava and Matsya Madhava.
Sweta Ganga is one of the Pancha Tirthas of Sri Kshetra Dhama. This large sacred bathing tank is located just opposite Ganga Mata Math. Puri’s residents believe that Ganga Devi personally resides here, due to which the pond never becomes dry.
Shweta Ganga is one of the Panca Mukti Tirthas of Sri Kshetra Dhama. This large sacred bathing tank is located just opposite Ganga Mata Math. Puri residents say that Ganga-devi personally resides here in the form of Shweta Ganga so that she can regularly take darsan and serve Lord Jagannatha . Being non-different from the Ganga, this pond never becomes dry. It is said even if all the water is pumped out for any reason, the tank automatically refills within a short time.