Sunday, March 31, 2019

Guide: Jagannatha of Puri

This is a guide to Jagannatha of Puri: Dreamt by a King, Sculpted by the Gods (Volume 709). You can find it at Amazon.

Bizzell Reserves call number: PN 6790 .I443 A437 v.709

Summary: King Indradyumna seeks a holy statue to put in a great temple. In a dream he sees a vision of a statue of Krishna in a cave. The story is about the king's quest to find the statue and build the temple. It is something like a "Rip van Winkle" type of story in the end, with all kinds of twists and turns. This is the origin story of the Jagannath Temple in Puri which you can read about at Wikipedia.

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