Puri Jagannath Temple Timings

Puri Jagannath Temple History, Temple Timings, Darshan, Puja

The Puri Jagannath Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it is one of the Char Dham, the temple is about 200 feet high. At the top shikra of the temple, the Neel chakra which is made of 8 alloys is been seated. The Neel chakra is visible from the starting point of the temple. The Jagannath Puri is known as Shank Shetra, Purushotham kshetra and Srishetra. The Puri Jagannath Dham is known as the Kalyug Dham.

The Jagannath Temple has 4 Chambers :

  • Bhogmandir – For Preparation of Bhog
  • Nata Mandir – For Dances & Songs
  • Jagamohana – Devotees Gather to worship
  • Sanctum / Deul – Enshrining Deities

The Puri Jagannath Temple has 4 doorways :

  • Purv Dwar (East)
  • Uttar Dwar(North)
  • Dakshin Dwar (South)
  • Pashchim Dwar (West)

The Specialties of Puri Jagannath Temple :

  • Daily flag is hoisted on the Neel Chakra
  • The Flag on the Neel Chakra fly’s / floats in the opposite direction to the wind flow
  • The idols of the deities are, made of wood
  • The Main shrine does not have shadow
  • The idols or rath does not immerse with any metal (like nails / Screws)
  • The God here goes a phase of death known as Nanakalebar.
  • The idols of the deities are incomplete (Without hands..etc)

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