Puri Jagannath Temple – the epicenter of the world, the renowned Jagannath Rath Yatra
Lord Jagannath Mahaprabhu is the immensely worshipped deity for millions of devotees in Orissa state and all over the world. Constructed on a raised platform in the center of Puri city, Jagannath Temple is spread across a vast area of 4, 20,000 square feet. The Jagannath Temple Puri Administration has its own official website
Stunning facts about the Jagannath Temple Puri
Worship of Lord Jagannath starts from 5 am every day.
- Puri Mandir has one of the most prominent kitchens in the world with the capacity of feeding more than 1 lakh devotees in 2 to 3 hours time.
- An interesting flight of 22 steps famously known as Baisi Pahaca. Jagannath Puri followers roll themselves from top to bottom expecting the divine grace of Lord Jagannath Mahaprabhu.
- Ananda Bazar, the famous food selling market in Puri Temple.
- Aruna Stambha, the solid pillar brought from world’s renowned Konark Temple of Orissa
One of the most sacred religious ceremonies of India –Jagannath Rath Yatra
Puri Mandir shines with its entire splendor during the indigenous chariot festival, Jagannath Rath Yatra.
On this auspicious day, Lord Jagannath along with his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra are taken out of Puri Temple to their respective chariots. The divine Sudarshana chakra also comes out for the chariot ride.
- These chariots are driven by thousands of devotees in a two-mile long journey heading towards the Gundincha Temple. According to tradition, these three deities return to the Puri Jagannath Temple after 7 days. The Jagannath Rath Yatra is broadcasted live on regional, national as well as International news channels around the globe.
- The Jagannath Rath Yatra is also known as Gundincha Jatra, Ghosa Jatra, Navadina Jatra, Dasavatara Jatra and several other names. Religious books and Holy Scriptures have glorified the highly sacred Rathyatra.
- It is commonly believed that a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, a mere touch of the chariot or the pulling ropes wash away all the accumulated sins of the devotees and believers.
How to Reach to Puri Jagannath Temple?
You can reach to Puri Jagannath Temple by using airways from Bhubaneshwar Airport, Using Taxi, cabs and bus services also you can reach by using Indian Railways where direct trains are available at Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai
Useful facilities available on this website
- Online booking of accommodation at the Jagannath Puri.
- Voluntary donations can be made through this website.
- The live webcast of Jagannath Rath Yatra can be viewed.
- Up-to-date news on the ongoing cultural events and rituals happening in Jagannath Puri, Orissa.
So, visit this website once to get all information.