What is the mystery behind Jagannath temple?

1. Direction of Flag

It is found that the flag hoisted at the top of the temple dome always flows in the opposite direction of the airflow. There is no scientific explanation for this nature-defying fact.

2. A Tradition Older Than Many Civilizations

Did you know that the flag of the temple in Puri is changed every day? Accomplishing this is no mean feat. Every day, a saint scrambles up the dome of the temple, which is approximately a 45-stories building and changes the banner regularly for 1800 years as a piece of a ritual. If this ritual is not followed even for a day, the temple must be closed for the following 18 years.

3. The Colossal Chakra

The colossal chakra which is more than 20 feet in height at the top of the temple was installed ages ago. It is said to be visible from every side of the city and the Chakra seems to be looking back with the same appearance. This is an architectural riddle that no one has been able to solve to date.

4. The Sea sounds

Whenever we visit the seaside, the first thing that our senses catch is the crashing of waves on the shore. In the case of Jagannath Temple, the sea waves seem to go on mute as soon as one steps inside the premises from the Singha Dwara entrance. There is no sound of the waves at all. As soon as one comes out of the temple, the waves can be heard. Again, there is no scientific explanation for this mysterious fact.

5. Nothing Flies Above The Temple. Literally Nothing

As you look up in the sky, you will find birds flying high, or resting on the tree tops. In the case of Puri’s Jagannath Temple, not even a single bird can be seen atop the temple dome. Nothing hovers above, no planes, not even any bird. There is no logical clarification for this yet.

6. No Wastage of Prasadam

There’s one saying about the prasadam served in the temple. The number of devotees visiting the temple is 2000 to 20,00000 depending on a major event or ritual. However, the amount of Prasadam cooked in the temple is always enough for the devotees with not even a bite getting wasted. Thus, the prasadam is neither inadequate nor wasted.

7. Magical Cooking Method

The prasadam is cooked in pots over firewood. Precisely 7 pots are put one over another. These pots are mounted one above the other, and surprisingly, the pot at the top gets cooked first followed by the second, and so on.

8.  An Engineering Marvel

When stepping out in the sun, our shadow is always with us. In the case of Jagannath Temple, the architectural prowess of our ancestral engineers is worth saluting. This temple has absolutely no shadow at all, irrespective of any direction.



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