The Jagannath Temple in Puri is a famous and biggest temples of Orissa. Established in the 12th century, the temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), Lord of the Universe. The temple is located at a distance of 60 km from Bhubaneswar, on the coast of Bay of Bengal, and is greatly revered by the devotees following the Vaishnava traditions. Mainly people know this temple for its Rath Yatra that is organized every year. but some wonders or myths also famous for it.
Wonders of the Jagannath Temple in Puri are as follows::
- Flag always flaps in opposite direction of air.
- Gaze from any place in Puri, and you will always find the Sudarshan Charka (charka at the top of the temple) always facing you.
- Normally during day-time, the wind blows from the sea to the land and in the evening, the opposite happens. But in Puri, the opposite happens.
- Birds or planes do not fly above the temple.
- The shadow of the main dome is invisible at any time of day.
- The quantity of cooked food inside the temple remains same the entire year. And the same prasadam can feed whatever be the number of devotees – a few thousand people or 20 lakh people. It never gets wasted.
- In the temple kitchen, seven pots are kept on top of each other and cooked on firewood. In this process, the contents in the top pot get cooked first, lastly, the bottommost one!
- On entering from Singhadwara, as one takes the first step inside the Temple, you can’t hear any sound produced by the ocean. But when you cross the same step outside the Temple, you can hear it.