Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidayalaya was established on 4th July 1981 in Puri, the holy land of Lord Jagannath. It is the third Sanskrit University next to Sampurnananda Sanskrit University of Benaras and Kameswar Singh Sanskrit University of Darabhanga. The establishment of this University has helped to revive the glorious ancient traditions of Odisha in the field of Sanskrit language, Literature and heritage learning. Right from its inception , the Vishvavidyalaya has dedicated itself to the cause of reserving and promoting studies and research in Sanskrit. Currently, 142 Sanskrit institutions of the state including 5 Mahavidyalayas and 137 Vidyalayas , Pathasalas and Tools offering Prathama , Madhyama , Upashastri , Shastri and Acharya courses are affiliated under this Vishvavidyalaya .