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Lord Jagannath Temple - North India

The Jagannath temple at Puri, Odisha is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, who is a form of Lord Vishnu. This temple is avery important pilgrim site and is one among the four ‘Char Dham’ sites in India.

Specialty

The Jagannath temple is famed for its annual chariot festival, the Ratha Yatra in which the deities are pulled in huge and beautifully decorated temple chariots. These gave the English name Jaggernaut which is their English term which means huge and unstoppable.

History

According to legend the earliest tribe in Puri used to worship Lord Jagannath as Neel Mahadev. After this the statue of the Lord was found by King Indradyumna who built a shrine for the Lord.

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Timings

The temple functions from 5.00 am to 11.00 pm on all days of the week.

Dress code

No specific dress code is recommended for a visit to this temple. Still, costumes covering upper arms and legs are suggested as a mark of respect to the temple customs

Festivals

The most important festival in the temple is the Ratha yatra in June. Other important festivities include Chandan yatra, Snnana yatra, Anasara and Nabakalebara.

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