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.
The metal wheel at the top of Lord Jagannath temple is known as Neela Chakra (Blue Wheel). Weight 2200 Kg, Height: 11'8 feet
The temple's kitchen is said to be the largest in the world, and it can cook food for thousands of people at once.
The temple's inner sanctum is closed to all non-Hindus. Even Hindus from certain castes and sub-castes are not allowed to enter.
The temple's idols are made of a special type of neem wood, which never decays or is attacked by insects or termites.
The Sudarshan Chakra, the Lord Jagannath's weapon, is said to be buried inside the temple compound. No one knows where it is located.
The temple's complex covers an area of over 400,000 square feet and has over 120 temples within its boundaries.
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.
The temple's kitchen is unique in that it uses traditional methods of cooking, such as using firewood and earthen pots.
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.
The temple has a rich history and cultural significance, and it continues to be an important center of worship for Hindus around the world.