The world famous Jagannath Temple in Puri (Oriya: ବଡଦେଉଳ, ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିର) is one of
the Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shree Jagannath and located in the bay of bengal
and located at Puri in Odisha, India. The name Jagannath (Lord of the Universe)
is a combination of the Sanskrit words Jagat (Universe) and Nath (Lord of). The
temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly
worshippers of Krishna and Vishnu, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages that a
Hindu is expected to make in one's lifetime. The temple was built in the 11th century
atop its ruins by the progenitor of the Eastern Ganga dynasty, King Anantavarman
Chodaganga Deva. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra, or chariot festival,
in which the three main temple deities are hauled on huge and elaborately decorated
temple cars. Since medieval times, it is also associated with intense religious
fervour and faith for all the Hindus all across the globe.This is the heighest ever
temple for faith in Jagannath Sanskruti and Hinduism.
Jagannath Mandir at Greater Noida
Although the son of Odisha may get far away of their native but they never can apart
themselves from the rich culture of Jagannath Sanskruti and Lord Jagannath. The
lord can not reach us by the chariot during every year of Rath Yatra. With an aspiration
to get the lord among ourselves, on the year of May 2004 some of the lovers of Jagannath
Sanskruti started with the idea to construct a temple of lord Jagannath and to associate
themselves with Jagannath culture.
As a result of their strong willingness and by the blessing of the Lord Jagannath
the Murti Stapana was performed on 17th June 2006 (Akshya Tritiya) which was brought
from Kendrapara(Odisha). The famous ratha yatra (chariot festival) is being celebrated
every year at Greater Noida starting from 2006 onwards.
About Greater Noida (Green City)
Greater Noida is located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of north Indian state
of Uttar Pradesh. It comes under the purview of National Capital Region (NCR) of
India. It is located at about 40 kilometres (25 mi) south-east of New Delhi, 20
kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Noida, one of the largest industrial townships
of Asia and 437 kilometres (272 mi) north-west of Lucknow, the state capital.
The development of Greater Noida is managed by the Greater Noida Industrial Development
Authority (GNIDA). Greater Noida is a fast growing region, on a trajectory to be
one of the largest industrial and education hubs of India. Reason behind all the
progress the city has witnessed is, Greater Noida has got one of the best infrastructure
and excellent road network in India besides Chandigarh and Bangalore. 25 percent
area of the city is under the Green cover which makes this city more viable and
fresh especially in the monsoon season. In monsoon, this city looks almost rejuvenated.
The city is very well connected with Agra by 6 lane Yamuna Expressway. The construction
of the 5th Night Safari in the world which will showcase the wildlife in night,
is under progress. The other 4 night safaris are in China, Singapore, Thailand and
Malaysia. Recently the annual Indian Grand Prix was held in Greater Noida which
has put up this city on the world map.