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32 BESHA OF LORD JAGANNATH
Lord Jagannath is also named as ‘Lord of Universe’.Puri is the dwelling place of Lord Jagannath. So this place is otherwise known as ‘Jagannath Dham’ or ‘Jagannath Puri’.
In this temple Lord balavadra & Devi Subhadra is worshipped with Lord Jagannath .Lord jagannath is the presiding deity of Puri Jagannath Temple.
The Temple is one of the most renowned as well as the biggest temples of Orissa. Established in the 12th century, the temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), Lord of the Universe.
The credit for laying the foundation of the Jagannath temple of Puri goes to Raja Ananta Varman Chodaganga Dev.The temple is located at a distance of 60 km from Bhubaneswar, on the coast of Bay of Bengal, and is greatly revered by the devotees following the Vaishnava traditions.
The pillars that provide support to the temple are adorned with pictures depicting the life of Lord Krishna. In the list of the most splendid monuments of Orissa, Jagannath temple occupies a supreme position. One of the most popular attractions of the Jagannatha Temple of Puri comprises of its Rath Yatra that is organized every year. It is basically a chariot festival, where idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, the main deities of Srimandir, are taken to the Gundicha temple in bejeweled chariots and are brought back to the mandir in the same way.