The temple of Jagannat is considered most holy. When Pandavas began their journey to Yamraj, they were advised by the Sapt Rishis to must visit the ‘Chaar Dham’ that will get them closer to ‘moksha’. One of these holy places of Chaar Dham is the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha.
But, this holy temple in the land of Puri Jagannath holds a lot of surprises. Did you know, some amazing, science-defying miracles happen at Puri, every year? Here they are:
No. 1 – The flag never flies in the direction of the wind. It’s always opposite.
No. 2 – No matter where in Puri you are, I you look towards the temple, the Sudarshan Charka (charka at the top of the temple) is always facing you.
No. 3 – In Puri, the wind blows from the sea to land in the morning and land to sea in the evening. But everywhere else in the world, the exact opposite happens!
No. 4 – Till date, not one bird or airplane has ever flown above the temple..
No. 5 – The shadow of the main dome is invisible at any time of day.
No. 6 – The food cooked inside the temple never gets wasted – sometimes it feeds thousands sometimes lakhs but the quantity cooked always remains the same.
No. 7 – In the temple kitchen, seven pots are kept on top of each other and cooked on firewood. Werdly enough, the contents of the top pot get cooked first, then the second and so on. The bottommost one always gets cooked last.
No.8 – The noise from the ocean can be heard easily at the first step you take at the Singhadwara but only when you exit it, not while you enter it.