No one is unfamiliar with the Puri Jagannath Temple in the state of Odisha. The chariot festival held there every year is very popular. Everyone may know the significance of this temple but very few people know about the astonishing facts there. You will definitely be surprised if you know Avento.
Puri Jagannath Temple has a special place among the Hindu devotees. It is one of the most famous Char Dham shrines in the country. Millions of devotees from all over the country and abroad visit this place every year. Legend has it that Maharaja Indradyumna built the Puri Temple as ordered by Sri Mahavishnu in a dream. When the Pandavas started their journey to Yamaraju, they visited the Puri Jagannadh Temple, one of the Char Dham temples that brings one closer to salvation. The temple is said to be associated with mysteries that are elusive even to science. Now let’s see what those secrets are.
Flag on the temple
Flags with Hindu symbols are always seen on the Puri Jagannadh Temple. Do not think that there is anything surprising in this. The real secret is right here. These flags fly in opposite directions, rather than in the direction of the wind. The secret behind this has not even been discovered by scientists.
A Sudarshan Chakra, 20 feet high and weighing a ton, was erected on top of the Puri Jagannadh Temple. Surprisingly, this Sudarshan Chakra can be seen from any corner of the town of Puri. The manner in which this wheel was placed on the temple remains an engineering mystery. Whichever way you look at it, it looks like it’s facing you.
Planes and birds do not fly over the temple
It is a wonder that planes and birds do not fly over this temple. It is rare to find such a thing in any temple in the country. No government has declared it a no-playing zone. It is considered a no-fly zone due to some unknown supernatural force. It still remains a mystery due to the lack of a scientific explanation.
The Puri Jagannadh Temple is a marvel. The shadow of this temple does not appear at any time of the day. It is a mystery whether this was due to engineering miracles or divine power.
The secret of the gateway
The Jagannath Temple has four gates. Of these, the Lion Gate is the main entrance to the temple. You can clearly hear the sound waves as you enter the temple through this gate. If you walk back slightly out of the door you will not hear that sound. It feels like a miracle to the devotees.
The secret of the sea
On the coast, the wind blows from sea to land in the morning and from land to sea in the evening. But on the Puri coast, the opposite is happening. It is a mystery even to science.
A custom that has been going on since the 1800s
Every day a priest climbs on top of the 45-storey temple and changes the flag regularly. This ritual has been going on since almost 1800 years. It is believed that the temple will be closed for 18 years from then if one day is missed.
Prasad is the secret
The Puri Jagannadh Temple attracts between 2000 and 20,000 devotees every day from different states and countries. However, offerings of the same size are made in the temple throughout the year. But it is always surprising that offerings are wasted and inadequate for devotees. The prasadam is cooked in seven pots one on top of the other. But it is good that the prasadam is made in the pot at the top before the pots at the bottom.