12 Unknown Interesting facts about Puri Jagannath Temple


old chariot festival

10. The Chariot Festival at Puri was initially performed with two sets of chariots for each diety. Since there was a river flowing in between the Sri Mandira (Jagannatha Temple) and Mausi Maa (Aunty) temple, the first set of chariots used to bring the lords till the river, then the lords had to ferry across the river in three giant wooden boats and were then placed in the second set of chariots to reach the Mausi Maa temple. Amazing but True.


  1. Nabakalebara is counted as one of the best and imprtant ritual among other rituals of lord Jagannath. In this nabakalebara ritual lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and devi subhadra will get new life by neem trees with new idols.

  2. in this point you have presented a wrong information. the chariot festival takes place between Jagannath temple and the gundicha Rani temple. the river was between these two temples for which two sets of chariotts were made. mausima temple is a point between the two above temples, near balagandi square, where the deitis stop during the chariot pulling for ‘ poda pitha bhoga ‘.