PURI JAGANNATH TEMPLE
Puri is famous for the world-famous Jagannath Temple and the longest Golden Beach. It is one of the four dams (Puri, Dwarka, Badrinath, and Rameshwar) of Dham (holy place) of India. Lord Jagannath, Goddess Subhadra, and elder brother Balabhadra are being worshiped in Puri (The PurushottamKshetra).
The deities are seated on a bejeweled pedestal (RatnaSimhasna). Sri JagannathPuri Temple is one of the most influential monuments in the Indian state of Odisha, built in the 12th century at Puri by the sea by Anant Varman Chodaganga Deva, a famous king of the Ganga Dynasty.
The main temple of Jagannath is an impressive and amazing structure built in Kalinga architecture, which is situated at a height of 65 meters. There are many festivals of Sri Jagannath during the year in Puri.
The most important festivals which are SnanaYatra, Netrotsav, RathYatra (car festival), SayanEkadasi, Chitalgi Amavasya, Sri Krishna Janma, Dussehra, etc. are world famous Rath Yatra (Car Festival) and BahudaYatra. Huge crowds gather to see Lord Jagannath During celebrate this festival.
History of Jagannath Puri Temple
Puri the southernmost district of Odisha, is a popular Hindu pilgrim destination that registers ample tourists and devotees throughout the year. Puri known as the spiritual capital of Odisha has situated between19° 28′ and 20° 26′ North Latitude and 84° 56′ and 86° 25′ East Longitude.
It extended over an area of 2,499 square miles and contains a population, according to the census of 1901, of 10,17,284 souls. The district is named after its headquarters Puri, situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal in 19° 48′ N. and 85° 52′ E.
The place is known to up-country Hindus as Jagannath and locally as PurushottamKshetra, the abode of the best of beings i.e. Jagannath, the lord of the world whose shrine has, for centuries past, attracted devout pilgrims from all part of India. The name Puri is believed to be merely an abbreviation of JagannathPuri, the city of Jagannath.
Puri is one of the few destinations that offer spiritual liberation along with the thrill of nature. The beach offers solitude and tranquility for tourists to soak in the mysterious charm of the city.
Located across the Puri coastline, there are some of the most significant relics in history, such as Boolimath – where Guru Nanak stayed during Puri’s visit. The monastery located near Swargadwar houses, where the holy Guru Granth Sahib is placed right next to Lord Jagannath.
The city of Tirtha is famous for its golden beaches that make up its eastern border. Considered one of the safest beaches in the country, tourists can take to the sea and enjoy a relaxing bath. Beach congregation of people all day except noon.
Facts of JagannathPuri Temple
- It has been discovered that flags have been waved at some places at the top in the Opposite Guidelines of AIR flow.
- A priest climbs the dome of the temple which is as tall as a 45-story building and replaces the flag as part of a ritual dating back 1800 years. If it is not changed someday, the temple should be closed for the next 18 years.
- The cycle was established over 2000 years ago on Gopuram. The engineering technology used at that time still remains a mystery.
- Take any place on earth, the wind comes from the sea during the day and the reverse in the evening, but in Puri, it is considered just the opposite.
- It is surprising that nothing flies over the temple. No aircraft, no birds.
The temple is constructed in such a way that the shadow of the main dome of the temple cannot be seen at any time.
- There is a saying about the prasad served in the temple. The number of devotees visiting the temple varies from 2000 to 20,00000 depending on the day, but the amount of prasad cooked in the temple remains the same throughout the year, yet none of it goes wasteful or wasteful.
- Prasadam is cooked in a pot using firewood. Exactly 7 pots are placed one on top of the other. Surprisingly, the topmost pot is first cooked, followed by the bottom pots in order.
- There is an ocean near the temple. When you are entering the Sinhadavaram (main gate) of the temple, you can hear the sound of the sea clearly, now once you pass the Sinhavaadaram just take a turn and walk back in the same direction. You came. You cannot hear the sea until you come out of the temple.
- An annual chariot ceremony is held in Puri and is performed with 2 chariots (3 in each set). As a river flows between the Jagannath temple and the MausiMaa temple, the first set of chariots is used to bring the deity to the river, and then the gods will be used to cross the river using 3 wooden boats and then the second set. Will be placed in To take the chariots to the aunt’s mother temple.
- The present structure of Shri Jannath Temple Puri is very different from the initial design of the temple.
- The old idols of the gods are buried on each other and it is said that they disintegrate on their own.