Top 9 mysterious facts about Puri Jagannath Temple

By Soumen Pahari 4th July, 2024 12.00 pm


No Shadow

The temple never casts a shadow, no matter the time of day or where the sun is in the sky. Could it be an architectural marvel or the Lord Jagannath's message to humanity? 


Sudarshan Chakra Mystery

There is a Sudarshan chakra on the top of the temple. The mysterious fact is that any viewer who views the chakra looks the same way when viewed from every direction throughout the city. 


Direction of Flag

The flag atop the Jagannath Temple flutters in the opposite direction in which the wind blows. No scientific explanation has been found for this mysterious occurrence. 


Sounds of Wave

You will stop hearing the sound of the wave of sea once you stepped inside the temple premises. Again, no scientific explanation adds up to this fact. According to myth, it was the will of the Maa Subhadra, the sister of the two lords who wished for serenity within the temple gates. Hence her will was duly fulfilled. 


Nothing Flies Above The Temple

In the case of Puri’s Jagannath Temple, not even a single bird sit on the temple dome. Nothing hovers above, no planes, not even any bird.


Mystery of Mahaprasadam Preparation

The Mahaprasad is prepared by placing 7 earthen pots one above the another over firewood. Most surprisingly, the food in the top most pot gets cooked first and rest follows the same order. 


Mahaprasadam is Never Wasted

2,000 to 2, 00,000 devotees visit this temple every day. Miraculously, the Parsadam prepared every day is never wasted, not even a single devotee remains unfed. Could this be an effective management or the Lord's will? 


Reverse direction of Sea Breeze

In the daytime, In any place on the earth, Sea breeze blows from the sea towards the land and at the evening time it blows from the land toward sea. But mysteriously it happens in reverse in Puri.


The Wooden Deities 

Every Every 8, 12, or 19 years, the wooden idols of Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra are ceremoniously replaced in a ritual called Nabakalebara. No one knows how this is done, as it's conducted in complete darkness. 

Puri Jagannath Mandir remains an enigmatic wonder. These mysterious facts are just a glimpse into the divine secrets this sacred temple holds. Visit and experience the magic yourself!