- Jagannath temple was built in the 12th century (Date of built 1161) before that there was no sign of the term Jagannath. It means the temple is only 2016-1161=855 years old. Where Buddhism and Jainasm contexts are present before the Jagannath & Christen era in Odisha. The kingdom of Kalinga had been annexed by the Mauryan empire Ashoka around 262-261 BCE. After the Kalinga War Ashoka (268-232 BCE) embraced the Buddhism. It proofs Buddhism was an active religion of Odisha in the age of Mauryan empire i.e. Buddhism in Odisha is older than the God Jagannath which is more than even 2248 years. The Hathigumpha cave (“Elephant Cave”) has the Hathigumpha inscription, written by Raja Kharavela, the king of Kalinga in India, during the 2nd century BCE. Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri, mentioned as Kumari Parvat in the Hathigumpha inscription. They have a number of finely and ornately carved caves. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela. Udayagiri means “Sunrise Hill” and has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves. The caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, called lena or leṇa in the inscriptions, were dug out mostly during the reign of Kharavela for the abode of Jaina ascetics. Emperor Kharavela (150 CE), was a Jain ruler. Recent findings shows Buddha (563 BCE or c. 480 BCE) was born in Odisha and birth place of Buddha, Nepal is from fabricated origin due to declining Buddhism in India by Vedic promoters and wrong detection of the Buddha’s birth place by British archeologist that points to Nepal. If Buddha is from Odisha then Buddhism in Odisha is even more than 2500 years old.
Friday, February 3, 2017
The Jagannath Temple of Puri (Odia: ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ମନ୍ଦିର) is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath and located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha.
The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly worshippers of god Krishna and god Vishnu, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages that a Hindu is expected to make in one’s lifetime.
Why it is fake:
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