Odisha Temples

Puri Sri Jagannatha Temple Frequently Asked Questions

Puri Sri Jagannath Temple faq’s:

Question:1) Which deities are worshiped at Jagannatha Temple, Puri ?
Answer: Lord Jagannatha (the younger brother) Lord Balabhadra (the elder brother) Lord Subhadra (the sister) Chakra Sudershan Bhudebi Sridevi Madhaba.

Question:2) When does annual Rath Yatra festival take place ?
Answer: Gundicha yatra on second day of bright fortnight of the month of Asadha and Bahuda Yatra on tenth day of bright fortnight of the month of Asadha.

Question:3) What are the names of three Raths (Chariots) belonging to 3 deities ?
Answer: Lord Jagannatha – Nandighosa. Lord Balabhadra – Taladhwaja, Godess Subhadra – Darpadalana.

Question: 4) How many days the Gods stay at Gundicha Temple during Rath Yatra ?
Answer: The Gods stay at Gundicha Temple during Rath Yatra for 9 days.

Question:5) Whether people from all the religion are allowed inside the temple ?
Answer: No. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple.

Question:6) Whether darshan is possible/allowed throughout the year ?
Answer: No. On the full moon day of Jyesta, the snana yatra of the gods take place. After this the Gods fall ill. So darshan is not possible for 15 days.

Question:7) Which deities are worshiped at Jagannatha Temple, Puri ?
Answer: Lord Jagannatha (the younger brother) Lord Balabhadra (the elder brother) Lord Subhadra (the sister) Chakra Sudershan Bhudebi Sridevi Madhaba.