When is the festival celebrated in Jagannath Temple

Anfostar Team Wed Nov 16, 2022
When is the festival celebrated in Jagannath Temple
When is the festival celebrated in Jagannath Temple

Elaborate daily rituals take place here. Many annual festivals are also held here, in which thousands of people participate. Of these, the most important festival is the Rath Yatra, which is held on the second day of Ashadh Shukla Paksha, respectively in the month of June or July.

In this festival, all the three idols are taken out on a journey, equipped in very grand and huge chariots. This journey is 5 kilometers long. Lakhs of people participate in it.

In modern times, this temple is very busy and engaged in social and religious events and functions.

One of the major attractions of the Jagannath temple is the kitchen here. This kitchen is known as the biggest kitchen in India.

In this huge kitchen, 500 cooks and 300 of their assistants work to prepare the Mahaprasad that is offered to the Lord.

Entry is restricted in this temple. The entry of non-Hindu people in this is absolutely prohibited. The entry of tourists is also prohibited.

They can observe the view of the temple compound and other events from the high terrace of the nearby Raghunandan Library. There is a lot of evidence that these restrictions have been imposed due to infiltration and graded attacks on the temple and surrounding areas by many foreigners.

Buddhists and Jains can enter the temple premises, provided they can provide proof of their Indian ancestry, proof of origin. The temple has gradually started accepting people of non-Indian origin but of Hindu entry into the area.

Once three Balinese Hindus were denied entry, while 90% of Bali's population is Hindu. Then on

it became acceptable for the future. God

Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are the main deities of this temple. Their idols are installed in the sanctum sanctorum on a stone platform studded with gems.

According to history, these idols have been worshiped long before the construction of the temple. It is possible that it was also worshiped by the ancient tribes.

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