Tales of Lord Jagannath

The tradition of Chera Panhara started by King Purushottama Deva continues to this day. It is the most famous ritual associated with the Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra. During the festival, the Gajapati King sweeps all around the deities and chariots. He then cleanses the road with a broom (gold-handled) and sprinkles sandalwood water and powder. His action bridges the gap between the rich and the poor, the low caste and the high caste and sends out the very important message of dignity of labour.

Lord Jagannath Tales: Chera Panhara, The Royal Sweeper
Lord Jagannath Tales: Chera Panhara, The Royal Sweeper
The tradition of Chera Panhara started by King Purushottama Deva continues to this day. It is the most famous ritual associated with the Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra. During...
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Story of Dasia Bauri
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Story of Dasia Bauri
One night Dasia and his family had nothing to eat. Lord Jagannath appeared at the gate in disguise asking for food. 
Lord Jagannath Tales: Experience of Goswami Tulsidas
Lord Jagannath Tales: Experience of Goswami Tulsidas
The experience of Goswami Tulsidas, the great devotee of Lord Rama.
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Anecdote of Arjun Mishra
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Anecdote of Arjun Mishra
"Bhagwat Gita was as good as the body of Krishna and the scratch he had made on the text was reflected on the back of the Lord."
Tales of Lord Jagannath: The Account of Ganapati Bhatta
Tales of Lord Jagannath: The Account of Ganapati Bhatta
The story behind the appearance of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra in Ganapati Vesha at the Snana Mandap.
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Tale of Mania Das
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Tale of Mania Das
This year the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath has assumed immense significance because of Nabakalebara which is happening after a gap of 19 years. To commemorate this occasion,...
After travelling quite some distance, Vidyapati found he had lost his way in a forest.
Lord Jagannath Tales: In Search of the Divine
This year the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath has assumed immense significance because of Nabakalebara which is happening after a gap of 19 years. To commemorate this occasion,...

Today’s Motivation

A beautiful quote of Swami Vivekananda that tells a simple fact. Be strong and make the most of your life. Be weak and lose all that you could have gained.
A beautiful quote of Swami Vivekananda that tells a simple fact. Be strong and make the most of your life. Be weak and lose all that you could have gained.