Jagannath Puri Temple | Flag Story

Jagannath Puri Temple | Flag Story

The Flag atop the Jagannath Puri temple strangely always floats in the Opposite direction of the wind.

Puri’s famous Jagannath Temple holds a prominent place of importance for devotees. It is one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites in India and is additionally well-known for the annual chariot festival or Rath Yatra. If various legends are to be believed, King Indradyumn built this holy shrine after Lord Vishnu blessed and guided him in his dreams to search out Nila Madhava.

It was during one among the holy dips within the river, King Indradyumn found an iron rod floating. It is believed that Lord Vishnu then whispered to him that the floating rod is his heart, which can remain on the land forever. The king then ran with the rod to Lord Jagannath and placed it in him discreetly. He never allowed anyone to ever see or touch the rod.

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It is also believed that when the Pandavas started their journey to Yamraj, Sapt Rishis advised them to go to the ‘Char Dham’ to induce closer to ‘moksha.’ And, Jagannath Temple in Puri is one among holy places of ‘Char Dham.’ Since then, Jagannath idol has always remained off-limits for people, and devotees can see him just for a specific period.

Apart from these facts, Jagannath Temple in Puri is additionally known for a few mysteries that defy any scientific explanation. People believe these mysteries are literally blessings of Lord Jagannath. You need to go to this place to believe it.

As I searched at the triangular flag fluttering within the wind atop the Gopuram, it's saffron and yellow colors creating a kaleidoscopic effect against the intense colors of the sun’s rays, I noticed another strange phenomenon.

The flag atop the temple strangely always floats within the other way of wind. The flag floating in another way brings your scientific reasoning to a halt, and you only tend to believe that there's some force more powerful than science.