Jagannath Temple, Puri

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Jagannath Temple, Puri: About the temple: Jagannathji Literally means Lord of the Universe. Lord Jagannath is believed to be a manifestation of Lord Vishnu. The icon of Jagannath is a carved and decorated wooden stump with large round eyes and asymmetric face, and the icon has a conspicuous absence of hands or legs. The main deities of the temple are Lord Jagannatha, his elder brother Balabhadra and his younger sister Subhadra. The temple is mainly famous for its annual Rath Yatra which is celebrated in the month of June or July every year. This Rath yatra is purely dedicated to Lord Jagannath. The most significant ritual associated with the Ratha Yatra is the chhera pahara.Chera pahara is held on two days, on the first day of the Ratha Yatra, when the deities are taken to the garden house at Mausi Maa Temple and again on the last day of the festival when the deities are ceremoniously brought back to the Shri Mandir. This temple is one of the Char dhams...

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