The term “juggernaut” entered the English language long before Lord Jagannatha came to British shores. Describing an “irresistible force” or procession, “juggernaut” eventually became identified with mighty battleships – and now means a large lorry.
But the original Lord Jagannatha truly embodies an irresistible force, because He is none other than Krishna: the all attractive Lord of the Universe. And the annual procession of the Deity of Krishna in the form of Jagannatha carried on the Ratha chariot enacts one of the world’s oldest and largest festivals. A celebration dating back thousands of years in India. Rathayatra has spread to cities throughout the world since the late 1960’s
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Jagannatha-Priya Natakam :The Drama of Lord Jagannatha – English₹35
The Drama of Lord Jagannātha retells the Purāṇic story of founding the sacred image of Jagannātha and the great Jagannātha Temple at Purī, India.
Composed in English in the rich tradition of classical Sanskrit dramaturgy, this rare poetic work comes in two parts: the first part is the drama itself, and the second part introduces the reader to the craft of Sanskrit drama and analyzes the construction and form of the present work itself.