On this holy day, Sri Jagannatha emerges from the Rathna Singhasana with his brother Lord Balabhadra, sister Subhadra, and allies Lord Sudarshana, Sridevi, Bhudevi, and Madana Mohana to take a direct bath, called the holy Snana Yatra.
Four Gates of Sri Jagannatha Temple act as 4 entrance points from 4 different directions and are named accordingly. you will find every gate is guarded by two masculine animals from each side. The Eastern gate is guarded by Two Lions (Singha) and named Singha dwara, The West is Guarded by Tigers and named Byaghra dwara, and...
Jhulan Mandap, as the name suggests it is the stage where the divine swing is hanged on a special occasion for Lord Madan Mohan, the representative idol of Sri Jagannatha. This Stage is known as Jhulana Mandap.
The Mukti mandap is the highest Pundit’s body in Sri Jagannatha temple, Puri. Learned Brahmins from the 18 sashana villages (previously 16) around Puri have their permanent seats on the Mukti mandap and the Shankaracharya of Puri Govardhana Pitha is the head of this august assembly of learned Brahmins.
Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri opens for the visitors on every day as per schedule. Even the Sundays are considered as huge congregation days in the Jagannath temple. As this is a holiday, people from nearby cities like Bhubaneswar and Cuttack gather to relax on weekends. The beauty of this traditional city, its rich heritage, ...
Bhandara ghara or the Jewellery House in Sri Jagannath Temple or Srimandir is a pidha structured temple with a height about 40 feet,. It is located adjacent to the mukhasala or the second chamber of the main temple on its north side. It is built over the raised platform around the main temple complex.