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Wonders of The Jagannath Temple – Puri, Odisha

Jagannath Temple

The Lord Jagannath Temple is one of the most fascinating religious destinations one could visit. You can see idols of Lord Jagannath , Lord Balaram and Subhadra inside the main temple. There are many religious tales when it comes to The Jagannath Temple however there are some astonishing facts that would make you admire the place more.


The Flag above the temple which is also known as “Patitapaban Bana” has a famous mystery revolving around it . As we know any thing flies in the direction of the wind be it a cloth or a paper. However this  Patitapaban Bana defies all the rules of Nature and flies opposite to the direction of wind. There are no scientific reasons yet, to support why this actually happens.

dhwaja change

Coming to one of the next astonishing fact , The walls if this 45 storey building are climbed to change the Flag every single day. This is done without any protective gears and whatever i.s the climatic condition but the Dhwaja is changed every single day. This is one if the best sight to see in The Jagannath Temple and devotees from all around the world wait for this very moment.


This is not the end and there are a lot more astonishing facts when it comes to The Jagannath Temple . This temple is also described as an Architecture Marvel as it casts no shadow at all at any direction. What is more interesting is the Sudarshan Chakra that is placed of Top of the Temple. It looks the very same from all the sides but what is more surprising is the fact that the Sudarshan Chakra is  very heavy  and there is no idea how that has been pulled up above the Temple. We all know in those days when the temple was beautifully carved , there were no equipment’s or vehicles like cranes to lift heavy things at such a great height.


The list is not complete yet ;One of the most amazing and delicious things of The Jagannath Temple is The Prasadam , That is cooked without any electrical equipment by earthen pots placed one above another and most importantly not a single bite of the food is never wasted. Though the number of devotees keep on changing with each day , The Prasadam or The “bhog” is always enough and is never wasted . These are the wonderful marvels of “The Jagannath Temple” and this temple holds a special place in the hearts of all the visitors.

By Subhechcha Ganguly