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PURI TEMPLE - THE MULAVIGRAHA

Then learn the circumstances leading to installation of such sacrosanct images that have been luring lakhs and lakhs of devotees in all days and in all seasons.

One chronicle recounts on the basis of the existing wooden images of the presiding deities, that one celebrated king by name Indradyumna of Malva constructed the temple in the dim past. Desiring to offer worship to the image of Lord Vishnu personally, he did penance and performed one thousand Aswamedha yagnas. Pleased with his devotional ardor. Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of log floating on the sea. Forthwith, he commanded the expert sculptor cum carpenters to fashioning the log into an image of Mahavishnu. Alas! the chisels lost their edges. when applied to that divine log. And blood started oozing at every stroke of the hammer. Mahavishnu then came in the form of an old carpenter and consoled the desperate kin-, that he would make the image within 21 days. if a room exclusively meant for this with provisions for absolute privacy were provided. The king agreed. As days passed, the king's curiosity mounted and went beyond the stage of endurance. With uncontrollable inquisitiveness, he opened the doors before the scheduled time and found there, three incomplete images of Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. When searched for the carpenter, he failed to locate him anywhere. All the three images were found in shapes only frown the waist upwards. The hands of Balabhadra and Jagannath were not fully fashioned nor polished. They were incomplete, while for Subhadra, no attempt making hands was taken up. Fearing further disaster, Indradyumna installed and worshipped them with all due rituals. This credibly incredible account - a fusion of fact and fiction is to be only believed than, questioned. Belief takes one nearer to the 'Lord whereas doubt drives him out of the compound. Reserving the controversies to the research scholars, let us worship the Lord soulfully for Jagatkalyan. This is the belief and it is honored by all.

Location : The temple lies in Puri, accessible by four wheelers from Bhuvaneswar, Orissa.

 

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