12 Mystery About Lord Jagannath Temple

10 Mystery About Jagannath Temple In Puri

The temple flag floats in opposite direction

The flag mounted on the top of the Jagannath Temple is a unique exception to the principle.This particular flag floats in the opposite direction of wind. The flag floating in opposite direction brings your scientific reasoning to a halt, and you just tend to believe that there is some force more powerful than science.

The Sudarshan Chakra

There are two mysteries present at the pinnacle of the temple in the form of the Sudarshan Chakra.The chakra is actually 20 ft high and weighs a ton,It is fitted on top of the temple.just got up there without any machinery just with a human force of that century. 

The second one is interesting that, you can see this chakra from any corner of the Puri city. The engineering mystery behind the placing and positioning of chakra is still a mystery because irrespective of your position, you can always feel that the chakra is facing toward you.

No planes, no birds fly above the temple

The sky is the bird domain.We see birds sitting, resting and flying above our heads and rooftops all the time. But you will be surprised to know that no birds or planes fly above the temple. By contrast, such an aspect is a rarity at any other temple in India. The site is a no-fly zone actually, which has not been declared by any state powers, but by some divine power. This phenomenon also apparently has no explanation. It still remains a mystery. 

The Climb

Every day a priest scrambles the walls of the temple with a height equivalent to that of a 45 storey building, to change the flag atop the temple dome.This ritual has been in place for 1800 years.  This ritual dates far back to the day the temple was built. The practice is done with bare hands without any protective gear. It's believed if the ritual is skipped one day from the calendar, the temple will be shut down for a long 18 years. This might make the professional climbers jealous.

The temple structure

The structure of the temple is such that it does not cast any shadow at any given time of the day. It still remains to be deciphered whether it is an engineering marvel or a phenomenon that can be attributed only to the divine force.

A light with no darkness

The temple is reported to have no shadow at all, at any time of the day from any directions possible. Could it be an architectural marvel or the Lord Jagannath's message to humanity? 

Mystery of Simhadwaram

The Jagannth temple has four doors, and Singhadwaram is the main door of entrance to the temple. While you enter through Sindhadwaram, you can clearly hear the sound of waves, but once you passed the Singhadwaram, simply take a turn and walk back in the same direction, you will no longer hear the sound of waves. In fact, you will not hear the sound of waves as long as you are inside the temple. 

The mahaprasadam mystery

In Hindu mythology, wasting food is considered a bad sign; the Temple crew follows the same.Nothing goes wasted in Jagannath Temple. Depending on the day, records state that 2,000 to 20,000 devotees visit the temple. But, the quantity of mahaprasadam, which is cooked in the temple, remains the same throughout the year. Yet, the mahaprasadam never get wasted or is insufficient in any given day. 

The sea mystery

In any part of the world, you must have witnessed that during daytime, the wind from sea comes to the land, whereas the wind from the land blows toward sea at evening. However, in Puri, the geographical laws are also reversed. Here, just the opposite thing happens. 

Seconds, after you put the first step inside the temple from Singha Dwara entrance, the audibility to the ocean waves is entirely lost. This phenomenon is more prominent in the evening time. Again, no scientific explanation adds up to this fact. The sound returns when you leave the temple.

Reverse gear of the Breeze

Take any place on Earth, on daytime the breeze from sea comes to land and the opposite happens in the evening. But, in Puri, the breeze has a tendency to contradict and opt for the exact opposite direction. In the daytime, the breeze blows from land to sea and the opposite in the evening happens.

Magical cooking technique of Mahaprasadam.

The traditional way to cook the Mahaprsadam is preserved by the priests here.Pots are actually used to cook this special delicacy using firewood. 7 pots are used for this and they are placed one on top of another. Interesting to note here is that the contents of the topmost pot gets cooked first, followed by the bottom pots. 

The Rath Yatra

The Rath Yatra is an annual parade in which the deities are carried outside the temple on 2 set of chariots (3 each). The first chariot carries the deities till the river which separates the Jagannath Temple and the Mausi Maa temple. After that, the idols are boarded in 3 boats to cross the river. Now the second chariot comes in play. It carries the deities from the river to the Mausi Maa Temple where the ritual takes place.

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