12 Unknown Interesting facts about Puri Jagannath Temple



11.Every year there is a spot just ahead of the Gundicha Temple where the entire procession comes to a halt on its own. This is a mystery since despite the unwritten rule that the temple doors are closed to the public after 6 P.M. and elaborate planning by the organizers the proceedings have delayed beyond this time in every Yatra. This also gives the opportunity for the throngs of devotees to actually come and touch the idols which otherwise would not be possible in the precincts of the temple. Maybe it is the Lord’s way of saying that all mortals are equal in his eyes.


  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 ‘.