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Puri Shri Jagannath Temple of Odisha

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ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमःॐ श्री दुर्गायै नमः 

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Have complete information on Puri Jagannath Temple by visiting the Temple’s Official Website

The Jagannath Temple is an important Hindu temple  dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Sri Krishna in Puri in the state of Odisha on the eastern coast of India.

The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards, on the site of an earlier temple, and begun by Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva, the first king of the Eastern Ganga dynasty.

The Puri temple is famous for its annual Ratha Yatra, or chariot festival, in which the three principal deities are pulled on huge and elaborately decorated temple cars.

Unlike the stone and metal icons found in most Hindu temples, the image of  Jagannath (which gave its name to the English term ‘juggernaut‘) is made of wood and is ceremoniously replaced every twelve or 19 years by an exact replica. It is one of the four Char Dhams of India.

The temple is sacred to all Hindus, especially to those belonging to the  Vaishnava traditions. Many great Vaishnava saints were closely associated with the temple. Read more about the temple on its Wikipedia Page

Puri: Jagannath Temple all set to reopen for all from August 23 | Times of  India Travel
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File:Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri. India.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
Puri's Jagannath temple reopens, public to get entry from August 23- The  New Indian Express
Puri Jagannath Temple likely to reopen before 2021 | Deccan Herald

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