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Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra

Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra The Rath Yatra is the biggest festival celebrated each year in Puri – one of India’s holiest cities located on the eastern coast in the state of Orissa. The word rath means ‘chariot’ while yatra means ‘pilgrimage’ or ‘journey’. Every year, Lord Jagannath makes the journey along with his brother Lord […]

Sri Jagannath Dham Festivals

Sri Jagannath Dham Festivals There are festivals celebrated at the temple all throughout the year. *Chandan yatra – chaitra Masarambha *Sneha yatra – Jyestha Paurnima *Rath yatra – shravan shukla *Jhulan yatra *Dashami to chaturdashi *Karkat or dakshinayana sankranti *Chitalagi amabashya – Shravana *Rahurekha lagi – Bhadraba *Krishnana janma *Saptapuri amabashya – Bhadraba *Ganesh chaturthi […]

Lord Jagannath Dieties

Lord Jagannath Dieties Lord Jagannath, the symbol of universal love and brotherhood is worshipped in the Temple along with Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan, Madhaba, Sridevi and Bhudevi on the Ratnabedi or the bejewelled platform. The Deities, Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Chakra Sudarshan are made of margosa wood. When one lunar month of Ashadha is followed […]

Lord Jagannath Temple Architecture

Lord Jagannath Temple Architecture The Orissan temples broadly pertain to three orders locally known as the Rekha-deul, Pidha-deul and Khakhara-deul. The sanctum with the curvilinear shikhara [rekha] is called the rekha deul and the mandapa with the (jagamohana) with a pyramadical roof of tiers(pidhas) is known as pidha deul. In a typical Orissan temple the […]

Sri Jagannath Dham

Welcome to Sri Jagannath Dham (ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଧାମ) Nestling on the eastern coast along the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal the unique State of Odisha offers to her guests a ‘tourism capsule’ containing magnificent temples, sunny beaches, colourful wildlife, traditional tribal culture and a rich heritage. To her credit, it has housed the […]