8 Mysteries of Jagannath Temple, Puri

Mysteries of the Jagannath Temple and Rath Yatra


I wasn’t familiar with the Jagannath Temple before reading this post, now I am, and I’m fascinated by it.  It comes from Voyager, a top travel blog from Indian travelling couple, Sandy and Vyjay. In it, they explore and share some interesting insights to pique your curiosity and learn more about this the historic monument.

Voyager and the Jagannath Temple

“India is a land of ceaseless wonders and mysteries. Nowhere is the aura of mystery and intrigue more evident than in the ancient temples that grace the length and breadth of the country. Be it the Sun temple of Konark, the temples of Khajuraho, or any small and unknown temple of India, they have associated with them some unique and awe-inspiring fact that never fail to astound all and sundry.”

The Shri Jagannath Temple Puri

“One ancient temple which is famous the world over is the Jagannath Temple, Puri. Probably this temple is the only one which has an English word associated with it. Juggernaut is derived from Jagannath and alludes to the famous Rath Yatra or Chariot Procession that takes place here.”

Read their full post which examines some of the mysterious facts associated with the Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, India.


Post header image by Abhishek K Saxena – CC BY-SA 4.0

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