It took three generations worth of time and effort to brick up the humongous walls of the famous Puri's Jagannath Temple located in Odisha. We chucked our corporate careers which were getting too predictable and monotonous to embark full time into travelling and travel blogging. I also love reading about the origins of words, and it is fascinating that juggernaut came from Jagannath because of the story. We are Sandy and Vyjay, a travel blogger couple. Thanks for sharing this article. I love learning the history behind words and phrases. Changes in wind directions and sound-proof chambers are the things of mystery novels! This is yet another of the amazing and unbelievable facts about Jagannath Temple. A great history indeed. I hope to visit all these places soon! What! I love how so many of India’s ancient temples have all this mystery surrounding them. It is a very interesting temple, no doubt. I haven’t got a chance to visit Jagannath temple till now, but it was always in my bucket list. It is just amazing to know about these wonderful places in India to visit and explore. Mystery around the the Sudarshana Chakra Sudarshana Chakra is the weapon of Lord Vishnu. One of these holy places of Chaar Dham is the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. We’d love if you’d comment and share this post. I would love to witness these phenomena and research a bit more on my own as I’m now super intrigued. The Jagannath Temple sounds like a rather interesting place to visit. Puri is at a distance of about 68 Kilometers from Bhubneshwar, You can reach Bhubaneswar by Road, Rail, and Air and then travel to Puri by road, Bhubaneswar is 442 kilometers from Kolkata. Prasadam mystery. The Jagannath Temple is a beautiful structure, but the mysteries make it such an interesting place to visit. It was explained to me later that the Gopuram at the Jagannath Temple Puri was an exception and no birds ever flew around it. It is truly an architectural marvel! Even today it is believed that the heartbeat of Lord Krishna could be heard in the Puri Jagannath temple. I love to learn more about other countries. Oh wow that’s crazy about the breeze. This temple seems intriguing. I’ve watched a documentary on this place and also find the ability to make food for that many people on a regular basis is awe inspiring. What a collection of mysteries surrounding Jagannath Temple Puri. Today I got to know something new about India. I love to read articles like this I learned something new today. The daily same amount of prasad is cooked in the temple and is always sufficient and never wasted even when the number of visitors varies from 2000 to 20,000. And, Jagannath Temple in Puri is one of holy places of ‘Char Dham.’ Since then, Jagannath idol has always remained off-limits for people, and devotees can see him only for a particular period of time. So many interesting facts about the temple! It’s always amazing to know something about a place or monument you didn’t know so far! Really enjoyed reading it. However, when we exited the temple, the sound of the waves crashing on the sands was unmistakably audible. It is believed that God resides inside the temple and lives like a human being which is why he falls sick for fifteen days, and when he finally recovers from this illness the day is celebrated as the Rath Yatra day. We have to understand the very fabric of our culture and tradition, all our traditions are based on some or other scientific theory. Unexplained Mysteries of Jagannath Temple Puri in Odisha, India, 3. How interesting! I found amazing the fact that the kitchen always has food for everybody independently of the number of pilgrims to feed. Wow that was an interesting read! It is the hallowed seat of Lord Jagannath. Also all of these facts and mysteries about it are so intriguing- I’m surprised they haven’t had a TV episode trying to get scientists out there to explain or debunk these phenomenons! Everything in Shri Jagannath temple is a mystery but what is a scientific mystery, to be a scientific mystery one has to go through all challenges that all scientists or wannabes will put through. This is so cool. That’s crazy, they usually fly everywhere. Amazing photos! The pots are placed one, on top of the other on firewood in the hearth. It really doe sound like an intriguing place. One of the many Unsolved Mysteries of Jagannath Puri,The Sudarshan Chakra is a wheel made out of 8 alloys that is mounted on top of the longest Gopuram or Shikhar of the Temple. The Puri Jagannath temple story continues to hold spellbound millions. As we walked out of the Singhadwara my eyes fell on a tall pillar known as Arun Stambha, the statue of Arun, the mythical charioteer of the Sun God graces the top of the pillar. What is remarkable is that never is there a shortage or surplus of food. I had not heard of Puri before so will have to consider it for my next trip to India. The more we learn about our pass the better we are in the future. Yes, the flag that flies atop the Jagannath temple Puri defies the direction of the wind and flies against it! Looking forward to exploring these mysteries myself and pen my experiences . Thanks for visiting our site Voyager – imvoyager.com and taking the time to read our post! Another one of the unexplained facts about Puri, Jagannath. Jagannath Temple in Puri is one of the holy places of Char Dham. The following nine incredible facts about the temple do not have a logical explanation. There are multiple legends associated with how the temple came into existence and how the images of Lord Jagannath – another form of Lord Krishna, and his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra were built. Who knows, maybe I will travel one day. Puri: There are some unsolved mysteries about Jagannath Temple in Puri which neither any scientist nor the exponent has been able to explain till date. Have been to Badrinath but the rest 3 dhams are pending. India is a place No birds, defining logic with wind direction. Soundproof chamber? Now I know where “Juggernaut” comes from! I have to go there now to see for myself! One of the most popular mysteries about the temple is that the main structure of the temple doesn’t cast any shadows at any point of the day. All of the mysteries surround the temple make for any interesting experience. Also, Jagannath Temple and the one at Dwarka are on the same latitude? We’d love if you’d comment and share this post. The Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha is particularly significant in Vaishnavism, and is regarded as one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites in India. I learned something new about India today! I’m really surprised by the birds. The mahaprasad is prepared in earthen pots kept over open wood-fire flames. The food in the pots are cooked uniformly and what is amazing is the fact that the food in the topmost pot is cooked first while the ones below get cooked in the order of their position with the bottom-most pot getting cooked last! Since then, Jagannath idol has always remained off-limits for people, and devotees can see him only for a particular period of time. No answers, only an enduring enigma on the sands of time. What a fascinating read. So many mysteries in one place! That’s really interesting. The mystery and history of Puri Jagannath Temple have always been a source of fascination and this only increases with the passage of time. So interesting! They continue to pose a question mark to the intellect of mankind. That is absolutely fascinating! And also interesting the connection between Jagannath and Juggernaut. Is this an architectural marvel, an engineering feat or a phenomenon that can only be attributed to a greater force. So interesting! And by sitting on the floor our brain automatically receives a signal to prepare our stomach for digestion. Ganga River Flows Inside Temple So interesting that birds don’t fly around it. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'imvoyager_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_1',126,'0','0'])); Hi, Thanks for writing this article. The temple annals, the Madala Panji records that the Jagannath temple at Puri has been invaded and plundered eighteen times. The Jagannath Temple Puri has four doors, one in each direction. It is interesting to know Juggernaut came out of a temple. But for me it is difficult to connect them to get the full picture. isn’t this the reason? Out of the way locations I have never heard of with stories like this make the country so intriguing. This article has explained the facts in such a way that now my desire to visit the place has strengthened. Did you know these amazing facts about Jagannath Puri Temple, Odisha? Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri is one of the most important temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of Lord Vishnu, in Puri in the state of Odisha .The greatest attraction of Puri is the world famous temple of Jagannatha. Jagannath Temple Gandhidham In one sense, Puri is synonymous, with Jagannatha and vice versa. Can’t even comprehend the size of the kitchen and how many people it would need to run it! The term avatar, from Sanskrit, means “descended” and it is the consistency that a Deva (god) or Devi (goddess) assumes when incarnating in a physical body to perform certain tasks. I’ve been near the far east but never to India. The Jagannath Temple, Puri continues to be a source of wonder and intrigue. I wonder when I’ll be able to visit and see this for myself hehe. I love that the area becomes a no fly zone that birds even abide by! In 1692, Mughal emperor Aurangzeb ordered to close the temple until he wanted to reopen it otherwise it would be demolished, the local Mughal officials who came to carry out the job were requested by the locals and the temple was merely closed. Daru-brahma, The mystery of Lord Jagannath’s idol. So interesting these natural phenomenons! The shadow of Jagannath Temple or rather the absence of it continues to be one of the unsolved mysteries of the Lord Jagannath Temple. The mystery and history are really intriguing. All I knew about it was of course the colourful and vibrant Rath Yatra and the chariots and the colourful streets of Puri! The temple is of utmost importance to the Hindu devotees as it is one of the Char-Dham Pilgrimages. A Shadowy Fact about the Jagannath Temple Puri, Best Place to Stay in Kumarakom – Kumarakom Lake Resort, 6 Tips for Planning a Honeymoon in South-East Asia, Travel With Flint And Say Goodbye To Lint + Giveaways, Information for Travelers -Yellow Fever Vaccination, The Fascinating Story of Nek Chand and the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, Discovering The Myths and Mysteries of Patal Bhuvaneshwar, You can travel by road from Bhubaneswar to Puri. These are such interesting mysteries. What a curious temple. Apart from the Rath Yatra, the Jagannath Temple Puri is one of the Char Dham or four destinations which hold a prime place as pilgrimage centers for the Hindus. Something I never noticed and I’m curious to find out about the breeze from the sea how it blows to compare to the shores of the Jagannath Temple Puri anytime I visit. I’d never heard the story of the word juggernaut. It is not just this mystery which surrounds Jagannath temple, but there are many other unexplained events that happen in the temple. Don’t ever lose your love for this place. idolatry". These were some of the mind blowing Unsolved Mysteries of Jagannath PuriTemple, Puri which have always remained unsolved and have always give… Wow, the Jagannath Temple Puri sounds so interesting, I’d love to visit! It is a mystery or the grace of Lord Jagannath, the quantity of prasad prepared in Puri Jagannath temple is never spent wasted or insufficient for followers to visit in the temple. The flag in the Puri Jagannath temple always flaps in the opposite direction of the wind. Thanks for sharing . A temple with some real mysteries to explore. What is intriguing is the fact that the wheel seems to face you irrespective of the position that you are standing in. I was spellbound by this discovery! Times Internet Limited. These are some of the mysteries surrounding the temple. A Sudarshana chakra which is made up of 8 alloys and has a circumference of 36 feet is mounted at the top of the temple. I remember nothing of that trip. My thoughts moved to another enigmatic temple not far away from here, the Konark Sun Temple. The story exaggerated the actual events and even mentioned that many devotees threw themselves in the path of the carriage to be crushed under its wheels in an act of self-sacrifice. I never been to india. The Kitchen of the Jagannath Temple Puri is considered to be the biggest and largest kitchen in the world. Thanks a lot for sharing it! There are thousands of mysteries in the history of this temple. Origin of Jagannath Temple. We will add this in our itinerary when we visit India sometime next year. Did you hire a guide ? I wonder how it is possible to hear the ocean and then not hear it at all. I have always wanted to visit this place. . This place seems incredible. Thankfully that visit is around the corner , in Dec this year. Are we allowed to visit the kitchen ? Thanks for sharing, I learned quite a bit! That was indeed very very mysterious. Apart from all these facts, Jagannath Temple in Puri is also known for some mysteries that defy any scientific explanation. But it’s very strange that birds avoid flying over the temple, and that the flags fly in the opposite direction to the wind … what type of magic is that, right?!! This looks like it would be an incredible place to explore. Lord Krishna’s Heart Will surely visit one day. Another one that amazed me is the Natural No-fly zone at Jagannath Temple Puri. It is considered both a mystery and highly dangerous. The Puri temple is known popularly as Jagannath temple. Keep em coming! Thanks for sharing! Flag that waves opposite to the direction of wind Source. I frequently visit your blog to learn more and just marvel at your beautiful photos. Bernier, who visited Puri in 1667 and 10. Thanks for giving such a detailed information on this sacred place. The ancient mythology and historical sites of India, including the temples like Jagannath temple always interest me so much. Another engineering marvel? I haven’t heard of the mystery of the shore, so being a history buff, I’ll have to read up on it. But the success they have achieved is almost negligible. SO strange!! 6. I’ve never been to India, but the buildings and history have always intrigued me. So interesting. I was really amazed by your article. Thank You for sharing!Your friend will receive the article link on email mentioned. Let me tell you that in addition to these there are many more interesting mysterious stories about Lord Jagannath Temple. And it’s interesting to know that this is where the word juggernaut came from. The mahaprasad at the Jagannath Temple in Puri serverd in earthen pots. Superb article which has further whet my appetite to see this place. The juggernaut reference was also quite intriguing. But to say the truth, I never felt interested in this temple and never thought I would want to visit again. Nice! It is one of the Char Dham pilgrimages in India. The Unexplained Mysteries of Jagannath Temple Puri in Odisha, India, continue to baffle visitors with their enduring enigma and intrigue. Updated : Jun 15, 2018, 15:44 IST, Christmas special: The most gorgeous churches in India, 10 absolutely Christmas(y) places in Europe, Indian cities and their irresistible foods, Reasons why Indian travellers should explore Nepal, Droolworthy winter photos of Himachal Pradesh, The world's most impressive mountain ranges. A no fly zone is divine in it’s truest sense. The Jagannath Temple myths and facts have over time become interwoven and it is hard to differentiate one from the other, however, there is no denying the mysterious allure of the temple. 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