Amrita Sabat’s Odia Poem
The Jagannath Temple of Puri is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath and located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha.
There were six districts and twenty six Princely
States in Orissa when it became a separate state
on 1st April 1936.
The soul is immortal but it resides in body which is mortal.
The Cult of Jagannatha is not a sectarian religion, but a cosmopolitan and eclectic
There is no other deity in the Hindu pantheon except Jagannath who is treated as Buddha's incarnation.
The architecture of the temple follows the pattern of many Orissan temples of the classical period.
Nabakalebara: An age old tradition associated with Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha.
Actual rites and rituals in 1969 Nabakalebara.
The mystic phenomena of the
temple of Lord Jagannath, Puri.
The temple of Jagannath, built in the 12th century A.D. is one of the finest achievements of Odia Culture.
Nabakalebara ritual involves death and rebirth of the trinity - Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra.
Navakalebara is the unique ceremony of ‘Birth’ and the ‘Death’ of the presiding wooden images of Shri Jagannath temple at Puri.
The Jagannath triad are usually worshiped in the sanctum of the temple at Puri, but once during the month of Asadha.
Nabakalebara - New idols are carved and old ones are cremated with rituals mentioned in the century old Oriya scriptures.
Lord Jagannath originally manifested in Purusottama-Khetra “Nila Kandara” as a giant sapphire gem.
Indradyumna a king in Malwa & a great devotee to Vishnu, made Lord Jagannath a public deity.
As believed by the Sanatana dharma devotees that after dvapara yuga, Lord Jagannath in Kali yuga is the prime god.
Idols at Puri and their rituals are quite enigmatic out of the 4 Dhams.