Jagannath Temple is a major Hindu temple located in Sirasar Chowk, Jagdalpur, Bastar. It is considered as one of the holiest shrines dedicated to Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Jagannath temple is considered to be one of the powerful Gods and is strongly believed and visited by visitors. The temples are present in almost all states and cities of India. Similarly, Jagannath temple is also present in the state of Chhattisgarh. Standing tall in the city, it is also one of the oldest temples in the town. The Jagannath temples are dedicated to Lord Jagannath, Subhadra and Bakbhadra, and are the same all over the country.
The Jagannath temple in Bastar is near to the Mavli temple in Singha Dwar. The Jagannath temple celebrates its most awesome festival, the Rath Yatra. The Rath Yatra is celebrated all over India and is dedicated to Lord Jagannath. The rath Yatra is one of the biggest festivals in the country like Durga Puja, but is the second largest festival in the area of Jagdalpur.
When celebrating Rath Yatra, the devotees from nearby and distant places visit the temple and participate in many activities like playing Tupki. These activities are performed only in honor of the Lord and hence it is completely celebrated with joy, love and belief. The festival marks its presence and spirituality all round the city of Jagdalpur.
Not just the festivals are celebrated with lot many offerings, in fact, many fruits and a huge amount of food variety is also devoted to the Gods during festivals. For festivals related to God Jagannath, lot numbers of ripe jackfruit and germinated mung bean are the main offerings.
In addition to its religious significance, the Jagannath Temple is also a cultural icon and has been the subject of many works of art, literature, and music. It is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Indian culture and spirituality.