7 Incredible Facts About Jagannath Temple Puri, Odisha

All over the world, including India, many people might know about Odisha but the name of Puri certainly has a high recall value across the world for being the land of Lord Jagannath which is famous for its annual Ratha Yatra.


The Puri Jagannath Temple located in Puri in the State of Odisha, is dedicated to God Jagannath in the symbol of universal love and brotherhood. Jgannath Temple was built in the year 1078. Being one of the four dhams millions of devotees come to visit Jagannath temple for specially seeking the blessing of Lord Jagannath.

In below I will describe nine incredible facts about the Lord Jagannath temple do not have a logical explanation still then peoples believe it .


01 The flag atop the temple has been observed to flap in the opposite direction of the breeze.

Puri being near to Sea Shore, gets ample amount sea breeze. The breeze at ground level and 100s of feet above could possibly be flowing in opposite direction as Temple height itself will act as a barrier and may result some of the breeze to flow in a circular pattern. The flag being a small and flexible object can easily swing in the direction of that opposite wave of breeze.

02 Irrespective of where you stand in Puri, it seems to you that the Sudarshana Chakra on top of the temple is always facing you.

In Puri we see that Sudarshana Chakra is facing us face to face felling very nice.

03 Flowing breeze in reverse at sea.

Usually in coastal areas during the day-time, the breeze blows from the sea towards the land and during evening hours it blows from the land towards the sea. But in the case of Puri it is the reverse.

04 No birds fly above the Jagannath temple.

Mostly we have seen that Pigeons and other birds on almost every temple in india but Puri Jagannath temple is the only one that have the record of no bird or even plane fly above this temple that is very amazing fact.

05 The shadow of the main dome of Jagannath temple is not visible, whatever be the time of day. Maybe an architectural feat or the Lord’s desire.

The shadow of the main dome of Puri Jagannath Temple is not visible to anyone, whatever be the time of day. This may be an architectural design or the God’s miracle.

06 The food cooked inside the temple everyday will not go waste.

This is really a miracle that the same quantity of Prasadam can feed few thousand people & 20 lakh people, Still it won’t get wasted.

07 Ocean sound cannot be heard after crossing one step.

After entering the temple from Singha dwara’s entrance, after the first step you cannot hear any sound produced by the ocean. But, when you exit it can be clearly heard. This can be noticed clearly during evening.