Origin & Antiquity of the Cult of Lord Jagannath

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Oxford University Press , Jun 23, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 43 pages
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†In the Rig-Veda, 10.155.3, there is mention of a Daru (log of wood) floating in the ocean. Vedic prayers have indicated for taking shelter in the Daru.

In spite of the fact that Acharya Sayana, the noted commentator on the Vedas, has categorically interpreted the hymn with Jagannath as the Daru floating at the sea shores, some scholars have refuted this interpretation under the argument that the hymn deals with ‚Alaxmi Stava‚ of Arayi.
 

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Contents

Origin of the Cult of Lord JagannāthaAlternative Theories II Myths and Legends of Origin and emergence of Lord Jagannath
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Symbolic Representation
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The Samkha Kshetra
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Metaphysical Attributes VII Iconography and Physical Appearance
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Reference of Shri Jagannātha in Various literary works and texts
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†Avinash Patra, Sr. is an Indian-born British Writer and illustrator who have created both enduring miracle books such as the My Dear Sweet Heart and The Separation of Godhead volume series.†


Over three years ago he published his third Book "The Separation of Godhead" under Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, about the pangs of separation felt by the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna and Radharani.

This Book has been inspired him much for knowing' what is the real definition of Divine Love, though he composed that one. He has been fortunate enough to pass his life watching his own research interests, with widely spread Divine Love messages, 'what Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna did for His Consort Srimati Radharani. And delight in being able to share the results with a wider public.

As proficient as an 'OBE' for the services to 21st Century Religious writing in the United Kingdom. Avinash Patra. Sr. is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Humanism (Harvard University), and he has been a Commencement Speaker at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

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