Material: We have used fibre to make this beautiful Jagganath sculpture. The beautiful colors done on the sculpture creates mesmerizing divine visuals for the viewer.
Jagannath Statue, (Sanskrit: “Lord of the World”) form under which the Hindu god Krishna is praised at Puri, Odisha (Orissa), and at Ballabhpur, an area of Shrirampur, West Bengal state, India. The 12th-century temple of Jagannatha in Puri towers above the town.
In its sanctuary, fibre statues represent Jagannatha, his brother Balabhadra (Balarama), and his sister Subhadra. Modern illustrations made in Puri of the 10 avatars (incarnations) of Vishnu often show Jagannatha as one of the 10 in place of the more normally accepted Buddha.
According to the legend, there existed a king who described Indradyumna in the Satyuga. He was an enthusiastic devotee of Lord Vishnu and needed to build a temple for him. However, he did not know how to design the idols. Therefore, he meditated to seek Brahma’s advice.
Lord Brahma arrived and advised he must seek the graces of Lord Vishnu himself and find out the solution. Therefore, when the king requested Lord Vishnu, the latter arrived in his dream and directed him to visit Bankamuhana to find a log of neem wood. Thus, he got a clue about the material he would have to use for composing the idols.
Soon, the king hurried to the spot to find the log specified by Vishnu in his dream. However, he wondered who would craft idols out of it. Indradyumna selected several artists, but none could succeed in cutting the wood as their instruments broke. Worried that he wouldn’t be able to build the temple, as the king sat disappointed, Lord Vishwakarma, the architect of Gods appeared before him in the disguise of an artist named Ananta Maharana.
Though he proposed to make the figures, he put one condition. He said none should see him or open the doors of the workshop until he gives his permission. Days, months, and years passed. The king was eager and curious to check the progress. And when the king opened the gates, he could only find the three incomplete idols of Jagannath, Balbhadra, and Subhadra. He wondered why the limbs of the deities were left unfinished. And surprisingly, the artist had also disappeared.
Disturbed by the thoughts of not being able to get the complete statues made, as the king prayed to Brahma, the latter arrived and asked him not to worry. He said that the figures are beautiful as they are and that Lord Vishnu himself is satisfied. Moreover, he affirmed that he would himself lead over the inaugural puja as the priest and invoke Lord Vishnu.
Thus, Indradyumna succeeded in realizing his dream, and the temple of Puri Jagannath was installed with the blessings of Brahma and Lord Vishnu.
And interestingly, Brahma also ensured Indradyumna that the idols of the temple built by him would attract devotees from all over the globe and become the main fascination. Unlike the figures and images of Lord Vishnu or Krishna, the Jagannath Puri idol has big eyes and a square-shaped head with an elongated body without neck, ears, and limbs.
The sculptures can also be created in wood, can be given the same attractive colors.
- The sheer enormity of this Jagannath Statue is mesmerizing.
- This figure is designed beautifully with all the detailed carvings and specifications.
- It is completely one of a kind masterpiece. Any changes are possible on a customized statue, as per our Art Lover customer’s choice.
- Our Lord Jagannath Statue is a high-quality product.
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