July 14, 2018

Jagannatha svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me

Jagannath is the Lord of the Kali Yuga - the form Lord Visnu takes to govern the last of the four Yugas in popular conception. But there is a mystery associated with true identity of Jagannath which has intrigued scholars for a long time. Some have speculated that the temple was originally a Baudha temple with triple figure of Jagannatha, Balarama and Subhadra being representative of the triranta of Buddhism - Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Additionally in many Pali texts Buddha is often referred to as Jagannatha and given that influence of Asoka in the Kalinga region was historically important,…
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