Trivia and Fun Facts about Puri - Sterling Holidays
  • Early British seafarers referred to the black granite Sun Temple at Konark as ‘black pagoda’ and the nearby white-washed Jagannath temple at Puri as ‘white pagoda’. They used these seaside temples as navigational landmarks!
  • The English word ‘juggernaut’, with its connotation of an unstoppable force crushing whatever is in its path, is derived from ‘Jagannath’. In rare instances in the past, some people were caught or crushed under the massive and unstoppable chariot used for Lord Jagannath during the rath yatra, adding ‘juggernaut’ to the English vocabulary.


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