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Jagannath Temple, Puri

Anfostar Team Sun Nov 13, 2022
Jagannath Temple, Puri
Jagannath Temple, Puri

Puri, Shree Jagannath Temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Sri Krishna). It is located in the coastal city of Puri in the state of Odisha in India. The word Jagannath means lord of the world.

Their city is called Jagannathpuri or Puri. This temple is counted as one of the four dhams of Hindus. This is a temple of Vaishnava Sampradaya, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.[3] The annual Rath Yatra festival of this temple is famous.

In this, the three main deities of the temple, Lord Jagannath, his elder brother, Balabhadra and sister-in-law Subhadra, are seated in three different grand and well-equipped chariots and set out on a journey to the city.

Shri Jagannathpuri was earlier worshiped by the name of Neel Maghav. Who was the adorable god of Bhil Sardar Vishwasu. About thousands of years from now, the Bhil chieftain Vishvasu used to worship Neel Maghav ji inside the cave of Neel Parvat.

This festival is celebrated with great gaiety since medieval times. Along with this, this festival is celebrated in many Vaishnav Krishna temples of India, and the journey is taken out. This temple is associated with Vaishnava traditions and Santaramananda.

It holds special significance for the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect. The founder of this cult, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was attracted to the Lord and lived in Puri for many years.

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