Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb
SRI NAHAR,
PURI-752001
Phone: 06752-222829 / 224499,0674-2543466
e-mail: gajapati@dte.vsnl.net.in

 

OM NAMO BHHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA
ALL GLORY TO SRI SRI JAGANNATH MAHAPRABHU

 

MESSAGE

 

Beginning in the distant dim past from its legendary origin in the holy land of Sri Purusotamma-Kshetra (modern Puri in eastern India), the glorious tradition of Sri Sri Purusotamma-Jagannath spread, in course of time to the neighboring regions; and Sri Sri Jagannath-dham Puri attained wide recognition as one of the four major"dhams" (sacred abodes of the Lord) in Bharatvarsha. With the advent of the present millennium , Sri Sri Jagannath Mahaprabhu, came to be formally acclaimed as the " Rashtra-Devata "- the Presiding Deity of the vast Kalinga-Utkal Empire spread across the eastern seaboard of India.

 

The second half of the present century has witnessed another significant expansion of this ancient tradition. From construction of temples of Lord Jagannath in major cities and towns throughout the country, Sri Jagannath sanskriti has now spread across the world spanning many continents. The “Ratha" (chariot) of the Lord majestically rolls down the main avenues of capital cities of many nations. Indeed, the Supreme Lord, in his unbounded mercy and compassion for all humanity, has condescended to manifest Himself in different parts of the globe as if to remind strife-torn mankind that all beings are his children, transcending all distinctions of caste, colour, creed nationality and religion. He is "Purusotamma -Jagannath” -- the Supreme Being, the Lord of the Universe, and the Lord of all creation through eternity.

 

The second half of the present century has witnessed another significant expansion of this ancient tradition. From construction of temples of Lord Jagannath in major cities and towns throughout the country, Sri Jagannath sanskriti has now spread across the world spanning many continents. The “Ratha" (chariot) of the Lord majestically rolls down the main avenues of capital cities of many nations. Indeed, the Supreme Lord, in his unbounded mercy and compassion for all humanity, has condescended to manifest Himself in different parts of the globe as if to remind strife-torn mankind that all beings are his children, transcending all distinctions of caste, colour, creed nationality and religion. He is "Purusotamma -Jagannath” -- the Supreme Being, the Lord of the Universe, and the Lord of all creation through eternity.

 

In an age when our spiritual moorings are shaken by relentless onslaught of rank materialistic values and when global humanity is divided and pitted against each other due to man-made distinctions based on caste, colour, nationality and even religion, the all-embracing universality of Sri Jagannath- sanskriti, imbued with the eternal spiritual wisdom of "Sanatana-dharma", is like a beacon-light in the gathering gloom showing the path-way to a bright and golden new millennium. As a token of humble offering at the Lotus Feet of the Lord, this service through Internet is being provided for the benefit of devotees all over the world and for those keen to know about this unique and glorious tradition of sacred Bharatvarsha. Every effort will be made to add more features and relevant material to this new initiative from time to time. Our sincere gratitude to the members of National Informatics Centre, Puri, without whose whole-hearted and enthusiastic support and assistance this noble venture would not have been possible.

 

May Sri Sri Jagannath Mahaprabhu inspire and guide all humanity to a new era of peace, prosperity and amity firmly founded on the spiritual realization of the Fatherhood of the One God and brotherhood of all mankind.

 

Hari Om Tat Sat.

Dibyasingha Deb,
Chairman,
Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee,
Puri