Built in the 11th century and being one of the ‘Char Dhams’, the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha, is perhaps one of the most revered places of worship for Hindus.It also serves as a mighty historical structure built about millennia ago, in the year 1078.The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra which is witnessed by millions as the three colossal chariots carry the deities.
The English word Juggernaut shares its origin from this annual parade. But that’s not the sole specialty of the place. Millions of people visit Odisha to gain Lord Jagannath blessings.Some amazingly enigmatic activities without any scientific explanation is found to be prevalent in this breath-taking place.
Some stupefying facts on Jagannath Temple.
1.Defying Nature’s Code of Conduct: The flag mounted on the top of the Jagannath Temple is a unique example of a stupefying fact. This particular flag flows in the opposite direction to the wind’s course without any scientific background to back it up.
2. The Daily ascent: Every day a priest scrambles the walls of the temple having a height equivalent to that of a 45 storey building, to change the flag atop the temple dome. This ritual date far back to the day the temple was built. The practice is done with bare hands without any protective gear. It’s believed if the ritual is skipped one day from the calendar, the temple will be shut down for a long 18 years.
3. No Shadow: The temple is reported to have no shadow at all, at any time of the day from any directions