Jagannath Temple – The Glorious Beauty of Odisha (Orissa)
Temples are the important part of Hindu culture. The Jagannath Temple of Puri is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath. The glorious Jagannath is very famous Hindu temple, situated on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha (Orissa). Jagannath Temple was created by the king Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva in the 12th century.
Puri the holy land is also known as “Shrikshetra”, where the lord of world Jagannath, Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra are worshiped by thousands of Hindu believers. We can also say that Jagannath Temple is the truthful replica of Indian culture that represents the Hinduism. Also thousands of people from other cultures and religions come to jagannath Temple every year to worship lord Jagannath and to experience the divine and spiritual atmosphere of Jagannath Temple.
Jagannath Temple is also named as Sree Mandir, here lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra constitute the trinity of deities. Thousands of people from different parts of India and also from outside India come to see the three deities on sitting on the “Ratnabedi” (The bejeweled platform or in the inner sanctum of Sree Mandir).
Interesting Things about Jagannath Temple
Mostly in India the cast figures of gods and goodies are made from stone or metal but the cast figure of Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan Chakra are made from wood. The sacred Neem logs known as Daru Bramha was used to made the deities of Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan Chakra.
In some recently discoveries some people found some copper plates from the Ganga dynasty. Those copper plates provide very tremendous information about the origin of Jagannath Temple. According the copper plates ‘Anantavarman Chodaganga Dev’ the great ruler of Kalinga was initiated the construction of the current Jagannath temple.
The Jagannath Temple is the pride of all Hindu peoples, throughout the year thousands of people from different countries and different cultures visit to Puri and worship lord Jagannath.
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