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What Are The Most Unbelievable Facts Regarding Puri Jagannath Temple

by Dinesh Das President

It took 3 generations worth of time & effort to put on the massive walls of the popular Puri’s Jagannath Temple. The shrine is of great value to the Hindu devotees as it’s 1 of the Char Dham pilgrimages.

The shrine is popular for its once a year Rath Yatra which is observed by millions of people across the globe. Besides Rath Yatra or Cart Festival, the temple also have caught the travelers’ attention because of some of its mesmerizing facts. Before you book your Bhubaneswar to Puri taxi service, let’s have a look at some of the astonishing facts:

Opposing nature’s principle: Even a 6 year kid knows any piece of cloth is dominated by the breeze to fly as per its course. The same code of conduct is applicable on several applications; from the enormous sails on your ship to a small flag in your hand. But it seems like the flag installed on the summit of Jagannath Temple is an exemption to the guideline. For your knowledge, this flag flows in the contrary direction to the wind’s course without any methodical background to support it.

A 45 storey building climb: Daily a priest climbs the temple with an elevation that is equal to a 45 storey building, to change the flag on top of the temple. This rite has been in practice since the shrine was constructed. The act is performed without any protective tool. It is assumed if the rite is omitted even for a single day; the shrine will be closed for 18 years.

Temple with no shadows: Shading occurs when sun light radiate one part of the subject leaving a shadow on the other, which eventually prompts shade. But do you believe if something has no shadow? The Jagganath Temple is accounted to have no shadow whatsoever, at any given time of the day from any direction possible. The riddle of the Sudarshan Chakra: There’re 2 mysteries exist at the summit of the shrine in the form of the Sudarshan Chakra. The 1st idiosyncrasy revolves around the assumption of how the solid metal weighing more than a ton, just got up there without any machinery help.

The other idiosyncrasy is the architectural method associated to the chakra. From any angle you look at it, the Chakra looks the same. It is like it was engineered to look just the same for any direction.

Reverse gear of the wind: Visit any place on this earth, you will find on daytime the wind from ocean comes to land & the contrary occurs in the evening. But in Jagannath Dham, the wind has a propensity to contradict & opt for the opposite course. During the day time, the wind blows from land to sea & the contrary in the evening occurs.

Now you understand how interesting Puri and Jagannath temple is – its time to book a reliable Cab Service in Puri to explore around the town in the best possible manner.


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