Sunday, August 26, 2018

Lord Jagannath ...

Significance of Lord Jagannatha
 
Jagannath  literally means "Lord of the Universe" and is considered a form of Sri Maha Vishnu. He sits on Rathna Singhasan along with his brother Sri Balabhadra, sister Subhadra and the mighty Sudarshan chakraThe form of Lord Jagannath is identical with the eternal, blissful and youth form of Lord Krishna, the supreme absolute Truth.

Although Krishna is absolute and transcendental to material nature, to accept the loving service of his devotees, he appears before us as the deity in the temple, in the form of stone, metal, wood, or paint. Sri Jagannatha is a wooden form of Krishna. Sri Jagannatha is no one else but the ecstatic manifestation of Krishna, who appears in his most merciful form to help devotees transcend.

LORD JAGANNATH GAYATRI:
Jagathpalakaya vidmahe,
Puri pradesaya dheemahi
Thanno jagannatha prachodayath.