7 Reasons Why Puri Jagannath Temple Is The Most Astonishing Temple In India

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2024’s Grand Jagannath Rath Yatra, which reflects the deep-rooted culture and tradition of Odisha, is unfolding with utmost devotion and grandeur.

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On this pious occasion, let’s know about some interesting but mysterious facts about the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri.

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No shadow: Baffling engineers and visitors alike, this majestic temple with its massive structure, casts no shadow at any time of the day.

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The Mahaprasad: The food cooked in the temple known as the 'Mahaprasad' is fed to thousands daily whose exact number is unknown beforehand. However, the food suffices just right, leaving no wastage.

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The mystery of the temple Flag: The phenomenon of the temple’s flag fluttering opposite direction to the wind, puzzles many experts and visitors alike.

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The Sudarshan Chakra, which is placed on top of the temple, always seems to be facing you, no matter where you stand in Puri.

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The direction of wind: In Puri, the wind blows from land to the sea in the daytime which is in contrast to the usual sea-to-land pattern of the wind flow.

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Cryptic message in carving: The temple has a cryptic message carved on its walls which no one has ever been able to decipher fully.

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Although not scientifically proven, the temple is believed to be built without any base and rests on the magnetic force of the Earth.