The Jagannath Temple

The Jagannath Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in Puri, Odisha, India. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of Lord Krishna, the temple is one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus and attracts millions of devotees and tourists every year.

The main deities worshipped in the temple are Lord Jagannath, along with his siblings Lord Balabhadra (Balarama) and Goddess Subhadra. The deities are represented by large wooden idols, which are replaced every twelve or nineteen years in a grand ceremony known as the Nabakalebara festival.

The temple is known for its unique rituals and customs. One of the most famous traditions is the Ratha Yatra or the Chariot Festival.
Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main sanctum sanctorum of the temple but can have a glimpse of the deities from a distance
The Jagannath Temple holds immense religious significance and is considered one of the most sacred and revered pilgrimage destinations in India.