11 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PURI JAGANNATH TEMPLE

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By: Priya Patel                       March, 02 2023

The  Puri Jagannath Temple is one of the four sacred abodes of Lord Vishnu, known as the Char Dham.

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The metal wheel at the top of Lord Jagannath temple is known as Neela Chakra (Blue Wheel). Weight 2200 Kg, Height: 11'8 feet

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The temple's kitchen is said to be the largest in the world, and it can cook food for thousands of people at once.

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The temple's inner sanctum is closed to all non-Hindus. Even Hindus from certain castes and sub-castes are not allowed to enter.

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The temple's idols are made of a special type of neem wood, which never decays or is attacked by insects or termites.

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The Sudarshan Chakra, the Lord Jagannath's weapon, is said to be buried inside the temple compound. No one knows where it is located. 

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The temple's complex covers an area of over 400,000 square feet and has over 120 temples within its boundaries. 

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The  Puri Jagannath temple's main door, known as the 'Singha Dwara,' is guarded by two gigantic statues of lions, which are said to have been carved out of a single stone. 

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The temple's kitchen is unique in that it uses traditional methods of cooking, such as using firewood and earthen pots. 

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The  Puri Jagannath Temple's annual Rath Yatra is one of the largest religious festivals in the world, attracting millions of devotees from all over the world. 

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The temple has a rich history and cultural significance, and it continues to be an important center of worship for Hindus around the world. 

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