The Saga of Jagannatha and Badadeula at Puri (: Story of Lord Jagannatha and his Temple)

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Vij Books India Pvt Ltd, Aug 22, 2014 - Religion - 360 pages

The book is about lord Jagannatha - the established god of Hindus and His temple at Puri known as Badadeula. The book is for general reading for those interested to know about lord Jagannatha and His temple at Puri and not a historical treatise. Many of the descriptions and anecdotes in it are from the epics, legends and folktales that may or may not have historical relevance. But at the same time, they are interesting facts about lord Jagannatha since ages.

The book with the captioned name is divided into four chapters (1) Lord Jagannatha, (2) The Temple - Badadeula, (3) The Festivals of Jagannatha and (4) Mahaprasada. (the food offerings to Jagannatha). The eight annexes deal with (i) Important temples in Puri, (ii) Important mathas (monasteries) in Puri, (iii) Different beshas (costumes/dresses) of Jagannatha, (iv) Important festivals in Badadeula, (v) Fables and facts about Jagannatha,(vi) Invasion on Puri and Badadeula by Afghans and Moguls (vii) Salient facts and figures about Badadeula and Puri and (viii) Places of interest in and around Puri.

 

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I had the good fortune to be associated with the author at the manuscript stage. I was simply awe stuck with the volume of information that he has collected. Never before I knew so much about Jagannatha and his temple at Puri. Written in plain and lucid English, it is one of the rare books on the topic. I wish the pictures and illustrations would have been in colors. A must read for those interested about Jagannatha and his cult.
BB Bishwal
 

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I have read this book and the author is JC Mahanti and not JC Manti. Kindly make the required rectification.
It is an interesting book which has a detailed account of Lord Jagannatha and his
temple at Puri. The effort put in by the author to compile the data rarely found is clearly evident in his writing. I recommend this book to be read by those interested on the topic.
Aashna
 

Contents

Lord Jagannatha
1
Trimurti
12
Worship by Hindus Vedic theory
20
Worship by Jains
26
The State deity
32
Pic 7 Lord Jagannatha
37
Pic 8 Trimurti Jagannatha Balabhadra nSubhadra
38
Pic 9 Dadhibamana Unitary deity
39
Pic 34 A close view of wheels
171
Pic 36 Tomjan Carrier of Gajapati Maharaja
172
Pic 38 The Yatra
173
Pic 40 Herapanchami
174
Pic 42 Suna besha on chariots
175
Pic 43 Adharapana on chariot
176
Pic 45 Bahuda yatra Jagannatha returning to
177
Pic 47 Nabakalebara Worship of sacred tree
178

Pic 10 Patitapabana
40
Pic 11 Old photograph of Badadeula 1818 CE
109
Pic 12 Old photograph of Simhadwara 1818 CE
110
Pic 14 Aruna stambha
111
Pic 16 Simhadwara
112
Pic 17 Meghanada pachiri
113
Pic 19 Schematic layout of temple complex
114
Pic 19 A Key to Pic 19
115
Pic 20 Patitapabana bana
116
Pic 21 Bimala mandira
117
Pic 22 Mahalakshmi mandira
118
Pic 23 Sculpture on temple wall
119
Hathi besha
129
Pulling of chariot
143
Administration and logistics during festivals
162
Pic 24 Dipadandi Narendra sarobara
165
Pic 26 Snana bedi
166
Pic 28 Gajanana Hathi besha
167
Pic 29A Lord Alaranath
168
Pic 30 Ratha in making at Ratha khala
169
Pic 32 Subhadra carried on shoulders of Daitas
170
Pic 49 Carriage of sacred tree
179
Mahaprasada
180
Pic 51 Mahaprasada 191 191
191
Pic 53 Suara carrying mahaprasada to Anandabazar Pic 54 Mahaprasada served on a banana leaf
192
Pic 55 Sale of mahaprasada at Anandbazar
193
Some important temples in Puri
194
Some important mathas and ashramas in Puri
207
Pic 56 Badasimhara besha 233
210
Beshas of Jagannatha
221
Pic 57 Suna besha on Ratnasimhasana
233
Pic 58 Abakasha besha
234
Pic 60 Suna besha in process
235
Pic 61 Nabanka besha
236
Festivals of Jagannatha and in Badadeula
237
Pic 63 Jhulana mandapa
253
Pic 64 Dolo yatra
254
Fables and tales about Jagannatha
255
Places of interest in and around Puri
265
Invasions on Puri and Badadeula
274
Pic 66 Very old photograph of Rathayatra
294
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