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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

JAGANNATH RATH YATRA 2020




INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SHRI JAGANNATH PURI TEMPLE


The chariot journey of Lord Jagannath of Puri has begun.  Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri, located in the state of Orissa, is a famous Hindu temple of the Vaishnava sect dedicated to Lord Krishna, the lord of the world.



Jagannath Puri has been called Vaikuntha of the earth.  This place is also called Shakshetra, Nilanchal and Nilgiri.  Jagannath Puri is one of the four Dhams in India.

It is said that the rest of the three dhams here should come to an end.  The Naths of the world sit here with their elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.

All three deities are made of wood.There is a law to replace these idols after every twelve years, by replicating the idols with the wood of the sacred tree, they are again honored with a big event.

According to the Vedas, Lord Haladhar is in the form of Rigveda, Sri Hari (Narasimha) is the form of Samadeva, Subhadra is the idol of Goddess Yajurveda and Sudarshan Chakra is considered as the form of Atharvaveda.  Though there are surprises associated with many temples in India, but the wonders associated with Jagannath temple are very amazing.

Jagannath Puri is as beautiful and as mysterious as it is. This temple built on the banks of the sea has many divine wonders inside it, where even the laws of science do not work here.

One can see these wonders by visiting this temple of Lord Jagannath but even after much efforts, the mysteries have not yet come to light, some of them are as follows.

The flag of the peak flutches against the wind

The flag at the summit of the temple always waved in the opposite direction of the wind.  Why this happens remains a mystery.  Another amazing thing is associated with this flag is that it is changed everyday and the one who changes it reaches the flag by climbing upside down.

Sudarshan Chakra looks straight

The Ashtadhatu-built Sudarshan Chakra is at the summit of the temple.  This chakra is also called the Neel Chakra and according to the belief, it is considered very auspicious to see it.  Its special thing is that if you stand from any corner and see this chakra from any direction, then it will always be seen directly in front of you.

The kitchen here is unique

The kitchen located in the temple of Shri Jagannath is considered to be the largest kitchen in the world.  In it, around 500 cooks and around 300 colleagues prepare the offerings of God.  Before entering the temple is Anand Bazar on the right and Maha Prabhu Shri Jagannath Temple on the left is the holy and spacious kitchen.  In this kitchen, seven utensils are placed on top of each other for cooking prasad.  This prasad is cooked on clay in clay pots, but the surprising thing is that during this time the dish of the utensil kept on top is first cooked and then the prasad is cooked one after the other from the bottom.  More than 25000 devotees receive this temple prasad every day. The special thing is that there is neither prasad left nor less.

The sound of waves is not heard inside the temple

It will not be any less than a secret that if you keep one step from the temple's lion gate, you will not hear the sound of the waves of the sea, especially in the evening you can feel this wonderful experience very well.  But as soon as you step out of the temple, you will hear the sound of waves clearly.

It does not take shadow

You must have already known this law of science that the shadow of an object which will be illuminated will be made, whether small or big in size.  But the upper part of the temple of Lord Jagannath, the creator of the universe, challenges this law of science because it is not visible at any time of the day.

No aircraft and birds fly

This thing of Jagannath temple will surprise you that no aircraft ever passes over the dome of the temple nor any bird is seen sitting or flying above it.

 The wind is inverted

Often in the sea areas the wind moves from the sea to the earth during the day when it changes its position in the evening, it starts flowing from the earth towards the sea but here Lord Maya of Lord Jagannath turns it upside down and in the day the earth  From the sea, and in the evening the wind flows from the sea towards the temple i.e. the wind flows towards the earth.

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