Jaganatha
Jagannath Jag"an*nath, Jagannatha Jag`an*na"tha, Jaganatha Jag`a*nat"ha,, prop. n. Also Juggernaut Jug"ger*naut [Hind. Jagan-n[=a]th lord of the world, Skr. jagann[=a]tha.] (Hinduism) A particular form of Vishnu, or of Krishna, whose chief idol and worship are at Puri, in Orissa. The idol is considered to contain the bones of Krishna and to possess a soul. The principal festivals are the Snanayatra, when the idol is bathed, and the Rathayatra, when the image is drawn upon a car adorned with obscene paintings. Formerly it was erroneously supposed that devotees allowed themselves to be crushed beneath the wheels of this car. It is now known that any death within the temple of Jagannath is considered to render the place unclean, and any spilling of blood in the presence of the idol is a pollution. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Jaganatha — Juggernaut Jug ger*naut , n. [Skr. jagann[=a]tha lord of the world.] 1. One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindus. See also {Jagannath}. [Written also {Juggernnath}, {Jaganath}, {Jagannath},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jagannath — (also spelled Jagganath) is considered amongst Vaishnavas to be a very merciful form of Krishna. The oldest and most famous Jagannath deity is in the city of Puri, in Orissa, India (the city is known to many as Jagannath Puri ) where each year… …   Wikipedia

  • Jaganath — Juggernaut Jug ger*naut , n. [Skr. jagann[=a]tha lord of the world.] 1. One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindus. See also {Jagannath}. [Written also {Juggernnath}, {Jaganath}, {Jagannath},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jagannath — Jag an*nath, Jagannatha Jag an*na tha, Jaganatha Jag a*nat ha,, prop. n. Also Juggernaut Jug ger*naut [Hind. Jagan n[=a]th lord of the world, Skr. jagann[=a]tha.] (Hinduism) A particular form of Vishnu, or of Krishna, whose chief idol and worship …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jagannath — Juggernaut Jug ger*naut , n. [Skr. jagann[=a]tha lord of the world.] 1. One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindus. See also {Jagannath}. [Written also {Juggernnath}, {Jaganath}, {Jagannath},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jagannatha — Jagannath Jag an*nath, Jagannatha Jag an*na tha, Jaganatha Jag a*nat ha,, prop. n. Also Juggernaut Jug ger*naut [Hind. Jagan n[=a]th lord of the world, Skr. jagann[=a]tha.] (Hinduism) A particular form of Vishnu, or of Krishna, whose chief idol… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jagannatha — Juggernaut Jug ger*naut , n. [Skr. jagann[=a]tha lord of the world.] 1. One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindus. See also {Jagannath}. [Written also {Juggernnath}, {Jaganath}, {Jagannath},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Juggernaut — Jagannath Jag an*nath, Jagannatha Jag an*na tha, Jaganatha Jag a*nat ha,, prop. n. Also Juggernaut Jug ger*naut [Hind. Jagan n[=a]th lord of the world, Skr. jagann[=a]tha.] (Hinduism) A particular form of Vishnu, or of Krishna, whose chief idol… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Juggernaut — Jug ger*naut , n. [Skr. jagann[=a]tha lord of the world.] 1. One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindus. See also {Jagannath}. [Written also {Juggernnath}, {Jaganath}, {Jagannath}, {Jaganatha},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Juggernnath — Juggernaut Jug ger*naut , n. [Skr. jagann[=a]tha lord of the world.] 1. One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindus. See also {Jagannath}. [Written also {Juggernnath}, {Jaganath}, {Jagannath},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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