Jagannath Puri Temple Dress Code

Jagannath Puri Temple Dress Code

The Jagannath temple is the important pilgrimage destination which is located at Puri in Odisha, on the eastern coast of India. The temple was constructed in the 12th century by the King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva of the Eastern Ganga dynasty. The temple is also the part of the Char Dham pilgrimage. Temple is famous for its Annual Rath Yatra. When you see Lord Jagannath worshipped here is in wooden, it makes this temple very distinguishable.

The temple is home to 3 deities — Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Balabhadra, and sister Subhadra. The large sized wooden idols of these 3 deities sit on a throne. Balabhadra is 6 feet tall, Jagannatha is 5 feet, and Subhadra is 4 feet tall.

Lord Jagannath is considered to be the Lord of the Universe. He is a form of Lords Vishnu and Krishna. He’s the presiding deity of Orissa and is integrally worshiped by most households in the Orissa. The culture of Jagannath worship is the unifying one that promotes tolerance, communal harmony, and peace.

Based on the Char Dham, Lord Vishnu dines at Puri. He bathes at Rameswaram, gets dressed and smear with oil at Dwarka, and meditates at Badrinath. Thus, a great amount of importance is given to food at the Jagannath temple.  Lord Jagannath permits his devotees to consume and eating the 56 items that are offered to him, which is referred to as mahaprasad, as a means of redemption and spiritual advancement.

There is no particular Dress Code for entering in the Jagannath Temple. You just have to wear comfortable cloths. Also, it is advisable to not to wear short dresses in the Temple.

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