Discovery Of Lord Krishna’s Heart – Legends Behind Of Lord Jagannath idol

Jagannath Temple of Puri is one of the most miraculous establishments in existence. The happenings associated with it are out of human imagination. If you understand the story then the theory of life and the existence of God will hover around your mind in an unbelievable way!

So here goes the real story of Puri Jagannath temple. This will also clarify your doubts on why is it one of the dhams. This story was written comes directly from the Skanda Purana,- one of the most ancient books containing many Hindu Mythological episodes.

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Legends Behind Of Lord Jagannath idol

Lord Krishna’s Heart

Lord Krishna's Heart

Thousands and thousands of years ago, when Man and God walked the earth together, King Indradimna – the ruler of Puri, had a dream one night. His dream was quite weird and he saw himself walking down the beach of Puri and saw something miraculous. With a thud, he woke up to find himself still lying in his bed. The king immediately went to the beach and found a floating wood. He picked it up and came down to his palace. Confused, he was when Lord Vishwakarma – the Architect God came in disguise of an eighty-year-old man. He said, “This log has the heart of the great Lord Krishna”. {From where did the heart come? : Lord Krishna was sleeping in the woods when a hunter came and thought Krishna’s pink feet to be a dear’s earshot an arrow. This arrow took away the life of the Lord. Realizing his mistake, the Hunter performed the last Hindu rites of God. But, miraculously the heart of the Lord did not burn and was as fresh. He let the heart float in the water in a log of wood.

How did King Indradimna find Lord Krishana’s Heart?

King Indradimna was the lucky one to find Lord Krishna’s heart. He then followed the instructions of King Vishwakarma. He imposed a condition that he would need a chamber to himself where he would work relentlessly for 21 days without food or water. He instructed that nobody should enter the chamber before the completion of 21 days. The King did as he was told. A chamber was given to Vishwakarma, while guards waited outside the closed doors.

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Why the Idol of Lord Jagannath is unfinished?

Why the Idol of Lord Jagannath is unfinished?

It was only within 14 days when the guards informed the king that the sound of the hammer was no longer heard from the chamber. The King rebuked the soldiers asking them to respect the conditions put forth by Vishwakarma. No one should open the chamber before 21 days. But the queen began to worry. She pleaded with the king to open the chamber doors, as she feared Vishwakarma dead. The king finally agreed, and as they burst it open, a disappointed Vishwakarma told the King and the Queen that he would no longer continue with his work as they could not fulfill his conditions. With these words, he disappeared. Thus the idols remained half-finished.

Lord jagannath

Even today, it is believed and even the sacred priests of the Lord Jagannath Temple claim that “THE HEART STILL LIES IN THE IDOL OF LORD JAGANNATH OF PURI” which is known as Tatwa – the ultimate reality. It is taken out for a duration of 12 years which is known as “NABAKALEBARA” – When the idol of the Lord is changed as well.

When the time comes for transferring the life from the Naabh of the old idols into the Nabbh of the new ones, the head priest of the temple, who conducts the ceremony, is blindfolded. The people there believe that the Lord’s Naabh emanates a blinding sacred blue light that must not be seen. The temple premises are shut and the electricity supply to the entire city is cut off for an hour.

If you speak about the miracles of Lord Jagannath temple then they are numerous. The positive vibrations and the existence of God become extremely prevalent when you visit this sacred place.


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  3. Jai Jagannath………
    Bhagwan Shrikrishna har ek vyakti ke man me(heart me) rehte hai.
    Har ek jivit yaa nirjiv vastu me kan kan me Krishnaa hai.
    Nirmal Man ki najar se dekhoge toh har jagah bhagwaan Krishna ko dekhoge.
    Sirf Pujaapaath karne se kuch nahi Hogaa.
    Man me sachhi bhakti ho toh har jagah har roop me bhagwaan ShriKrishnaa ke darshan honge.
    JaiShreeKrishnaa JaiSadguru

  4. Krishna’s heart is nothing other than the arc reactor that powered Barbarik (the AI being supposed to the created by Bhima’s wife Ahalawati, hence Son of Bhima, the superpowerful being) , retrieved before the start of the war.

  5. The wood that is use to curve the idols are still float ashore from sea.
    It’s also believed that the Lord Shri Krishna’s heart is some kind of energy device.

  6. Namaste. Excuse me, thank you very much for your article. As I am doing research on the subject, could you give me the source of this story? Does it come from some purana or another source? Thank you.


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