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(ˈdʒʌɡəˌnɑːt; -ˌnɔːt) or




(Hinduism) Hinduism other names for Juggernaut


(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]
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Noun1.Jagannath - an avatar of VishnuJagannath - an avatar of Vishnu      
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Summary: Puri (Odisha) [India], July 12 (ANI): Lakhs of devotees flocked outside the Gudicha Temple today to take part in the Bahuda Rath Yatra or the 'Return Car Festival' which begins on the ninth day of Jagannath Rath Yatra from Gundicha Temple to Jagannath Temple in Puri.
The famous Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannath, a massive Rath Yatra 2012, is held annually in Puri, Orissa.
Jagannath was mowed down by a dumper when he tried to escape from police questioning
Summary: The 136th edition of Lord Jagannath's 'rath yatra' will begin from the 400-year-old Jagannath temple ...
Tenders are invited for Maintenance of lawn, garden and other plants at kalakendra and jagannath dispensary under jagannath colliery, jagannath area for a period of two years.
Rauf believes that the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra or chariot festival is observed across the country to unite people and foster peace and harmony in the world.
Tenders are invited for Development works of jc type quarters at jagannath colony under jagannath colliery, jagannath area.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae Ranjeet Kumar in his report on Odisha's Puri Jagannath Temple case has stated that he has made detailed submissions for reforms after discussing with all stakeholders.
Tenders are invited for Roof treatment of jmq type, jb (s/s), jc (s/s), rsc, 2a type, 2b type and jd type (s/s) quarters at jagannath colony under jagannath colliery,jagannath area.
Tenders are invited for Providing and laying of water proofing treatment with app on the roof top area of coal analysis laborotary at balanda colony under jagannath colliery, jagannath area.
Talking about his initiative, Pattnaik said, "This initiative of constructing sand sculptures of Shree Jagannath is a kind of ritual now which was started by Balaram Dash in the 14th century.
Tenders are invited for Construction of back side drain at jagannath vihar 7th lane extn-1, jagannath vihar 7th lane extn-2, jagannath vihar 7th lane extn-3, jagannath vihar3rd lane and jagannath vihar 8th lane in ward no.