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जगत्‌के नाथ - जगन्‍नाथ : The Master of Universe

Lord Jagannath रथपर विराजमान होकर यात्रा करते हुए श्रीजगन्नाथजीका जो लोग भक्तिपूर्वक दर्शन करते हैं, उनका भगवान्‌के धाममें निवास होता है।

जिनके नामका संकीर्तन करनेमात्रसे सौ जन्मोंका पाप नष्ट हो जाता है, रथमें स्थित हो महावेदीकी ओर जाते हुए उन पुरुषोत्तम श्रीकृष्ण, बलभद्र और सुभद्राजीका दर्शन करके मनुष्य अपने करोडों जन्मोंके पापोंका नाश कर लेता है ।

Jagannath is a sanskrit name used to describe a deity form of Krishna. The term nath means master and jagat means universe.

The Jagannath Temple in Puri, Orissa, is dedicated to Him. It is one of the four Holy 'Dhamas' (holy seats) of India including temples at Rameshwaram, Dwaraka, and Badrinath. The Jagannath idol is black in color and lacks proper arms. He is worshipped along with His brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.

Sat, 18 July 2015 - Jagannath Puri Ratha Yatra Festival


The legendary account of Jagannath's creation as mentioned in the 'Skanda Purana', 'Brahma Purana' and other Puranas, and later in other Oriya works, state that originally Jagannath Dev wasworshipped as Neel Madhab by Viswavasu, a Savar King (Tribal Chief). Having heard of the surreptitious deity, King Indradyumna of Kalinga, sent a brahmin, Bidyapati, to locate the deity.

After much toil and tactic, Vidyapati succeeded in locating Neel Madhab. However Indradyumna failed to catch a glimpse of the deity. However, the King's determination to have a glimpse of the deity was rewarded by the Gods with an oracular dream in which he was instructed to worship Jagannath Dev - an Incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was asked to build the idol with a piece of Neem wood that would be found at the seashore.

True to the prophecy, the King found the neem wood at the seashore and requested Lord Vishwakarma, the heavenly mason, to model the Jagannath idol. Vishwakarma accepted the offer only under one condition, that nobody should disturb him or a steal a look until he had finished doing his work. The King promised to follow His wishes and Vishwakarma began modeling the Jagannath idol. However, curiosity being an irresistible urge, the King could not help stealing a glance at Vishwakarma's studio. The idol was still incomplete and Vishwakarma was infuriated. At that time all except the arms of the deities were finished. Vishwakarma, exasperated at the King's audacity, left without completing His work. Thus came Lord Jagannath with his incomplete limbs, His brother Balabhadra and Sister Subhadra. The three deities were installed in the temple of Puri.

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