Jagannath(redirected from Jaganatha)
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Jagannath(ˈdʒʌɡəˌnɑːt; -ˌnɔːt) or
(Hinduism) Hinduism other names for Juggernaut
Jug•ger•naut(ˈdʒʌg ərˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt)
1. (often l.c.) any large, overpowering, destructive force or object.
2. (often l.c.) anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice.
3. an idol of Krishna, at Puri in Orissa, India, annually drawn on a huge cart under whose wheels devotees are said to have thrown themselves to be crushed.
[1630–40; < Hindi Jagannāth < Skt Jagannātha lord of the world]