Story of Jagannath Temple

In the story of Jagannath temple, it is one of the major temples in India. The worship of lord Jagannatha is so ancient that there is no record of how long it has been going on. This temple is located on the eastern coast of India, at puri in the state of odisha.

story of jagannath temple

The gods Jagannath, balabhadra and the goddess Subhadra are the main trinity of deities worshipped at the temple. According to the legends, the lord Jagannath was originally as Lord Neel madhaba disappeared. The body of a Jagannath out of a log of wood that was picked up from the sea, as per a divine direction received by the king.

The deities of puri temple are generally known as the Trimurti because Jagannatha is not only deity worshipped in the temple but along with balabhadra and Subhadra are also worshipped here. She was introduced as srikrishna’s sister, whose name also is Subhadra. The names of lord Siva is veerabhadra, now transformed into balabhadra. He was introduced as the elder brother of srikrishna’s.

story of jagannath temple

In the puri temple, non – Hindus are strictly forbidden for to enter the Jagannatha temple. The temple is built in kalinga style architecture which is known by shrimandira. The lion gate is the main gate of temple, guarded by the two deities’ jaya and vijaya. It is from these huge chariots come. The millions of devotees attend ‘juggernaut’ festival every year.

Puri dham is known by the different names: purushottama-kshetra, nilachala-dhama, Jagannatha-dhama, yamanika- tirtha, nilagiri, narasimha-kshetra and sankha- kshetra.

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