Jagannath Puri Yatra

Jagannath Temple – History & Legends

The sacred city of Puri and Jagannath Temple have found mentioned in various Hindu scriptures and canonical texts such as Skanda Purana, Brahma Purana, as well as Narada Purana. There is even a mention of...

Jagannath Temple Architecture

The majestic Jagannath Temple flaunts the sculptural richness and fluidity of the Oriya style of temple architecture. With an imposing height of 214 feet, it is one of the most magnificent monuments of India and...

Jagannath Temple Deities

The main presiding deities in the sacred sanctum sanctorum of Jagannath Temple are the holy trinity of Lord Jagannath, avatar of Lord Krishna; Lord Balabhadra, his eldest brother; and Goddess Subhadra, their younger sister. Lord...

Vesa of Jagannath Temple Dieties

In the Oriya as well as Sanskrit language, the word ‘vesa’ or ‘bhesa’ connotes ‘dress’. In the Hindu tradition, it is considered auspicious to dress the Jagannath Temple deities daily and offered with bhog. Also,...

Puri Rath Yatra Festival

Also known as Chariot Festival or Car Festival, Rath Yatra of Puri is one of most famous celebration at Jagannath Temple. It is held on Asadha Sukla Dwitiya i.e. the second day of bright fortnight...

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