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... Jagannath is considered a form of Vishnu or his avatar Krishna by the Hindus. Jagannath is worshipped as part of a triad on the "Ratnavedi" (jewelled platform) along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. The icon of Jagannath is a carved and decorated wooden stump with large round eyes and with stumps as hands, with the conspicuous absence of legs. The worship procedures, practices, sacraments and rituals of Jagannath do not conform with those of classical ...
... a good beach but its a bit overcrowded, still we spent some evening time there and enjoyed the roaring sound of sea waves and cool breeze. The current in the tides was fine till the time I explained a trick to my friend that if you stand bare footed and let the waves come by , when they go back they take the sand beneath your foot and it feels like you are getting inside the sand slowly. Currents were fine so we placed our sleepers at a safe distance so that those are not ...
The next morning we got up early to take the
train from Puri to Kolkata. Apparently, roads in northeast India are poor
enough and crowded enough that Dragoman now uses trains for trips
into and out from Kolkata while one of the two drivers takes the truck
onwards to the next spots on the journey to avoid the hassle of
long days on the truck without any significant sights.
... being a contraption with a seat for two passengers pushed by the pedal power of a driver/rider. This was just the right speed to take in the chaos of the Grand Road as we approached the temple. Puri reminded me of a riverless, beachside version of Varanasi, the more famous holy city. I guess in Hinduism holiness is necessarily synonymous with complete urban ...
... about India urban life. We quickly remembered. Our first stop was a smaller temple set within a monastery of Hindu monks. There were many pilgrims from all over the state and country coming and going from here. With the harvest just over many were coming to give offers to Nandi the bull in thanks for a good season. On our way to the next stop, Narendra Sagar, we went through residential streets waving and saying hi to friendly but still curious onlookers. ...