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Lord Jagannatha And His Sea Beach At Puri

Updated on September 12, 2014

A wide briny Beach,

Peopled with thousands;

Hotels and Motels at the brink,

Form a beauty of its own.


Each and every breaker,

Throw tonnes of sand,

Rolling down the sandy flat.


Crabs in plenty,

Play hide and seek,

Among the sandy rocks' underneath.


The Rising Sun with

Sparkling rays potent,

Emblazon the sands yellow.


The Setting Sun with rays faded,

Take away the sandy splendor

With its dwindling hue.


From time immemorial,

The panoramic Sea Beach at Puri,

Has been hospitable

To Guests countless.


More important is Lord Jagannatha,

The God residing in the Temple at Puri.

Blessing every visitor in rainbow colors,

Is His gift for worshiping His feet with a hand full of flowers.


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      writercb1 3 years ago from United States

      Oh, what a beautiful poem....so very nice...I have been to Puri once, in the Spring of 2012, and I am hoping to go there again this spring...it is not so hot there, and so nice to be by the ocean. But, actually I go there to worship Sri Jagannathdeva, who is after all Lord Sri Krishna...Jai Jagannath!

      I also worship deities of Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subadhra at my home in America. I miss the sweetness of Sri Puri dham. Thank you for your poem which reminds me of that sweetness. Very nice photos also!

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      Nicholas Pollock 3 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Thank you for giving me a glimpse of a place I have never been. I hope I can see it with my own eyes one day.

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      I am a follower of Lord Ramakrishna who teaches us that the different religions are the different means to reach the same God.I believe that when we worship Lord Krishna or Lord Shiva, He is the same omnipotent we worship as Lord Jesus.Without any doubt,Lord Jesus is an incarnation of God.I do not have the audacity to question about any other religion or to understand the ways of God.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      A new standard was given by one known as Jesus. Love your enemies, do good to those who hurt you, sheath your sword, forgive to be forgiven, do not condem.

      Actually the standard has always existed when you think about it. Timing does not matter because people have been people from the beginning. People have the same way of thinking that needs to be changed.

      There is no payback, stop with vengence. God does not punish, but forgives. I am asking you to raise your consciousness.

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      Everything depends on the time in which God reincarnates Himself. Lord Krishna had taken birth to punish the evil doers.He himself gave punishment to some with his 'Sudarsan Chakra'.He supported the Pandavas because for years the common people had been languishing under the Kauravas rule and for perpetual peace in the whole of India, He had to do so.Don't we speak of divine punishment;it was equivalent to that.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      I read the Bagavad-Gita but became concerned with the passages about Lord Krishna (God) commanding Arjuna (a person) to kill his cousins. My mind asked questions, but the book never answered. I asked people of the Krishna Temple in Houston but they just said you have to believe it was Krishna. I still do not understand how a God which is the epitome of Divine love would order one person or group to kill another.

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      Lord Jagannatha is the epitome of Divine love we have for God.He is Maha Vishnu Himself while Lord Krishna is the human embodiment of Maha Vishnu.

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      Ayumi mimiko 3 years ago

      Lord Jagannatha is Maha Vishnu and Lord Krishna is one incarnation of same?

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      Can we ever spare the life of Terrorist or a Taliban who interferes with our peaceful living?If you read certain portions of Mahabharata,you will find that the Kauravas were worse than modern day terrorists.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      I still do not understand. Why would Lord Krishna (or any God) command one person to kill another?

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      You are a very intellectual Huber and level 5 commenter,whom I do not want to refute but there are no absolutes except Birth and Death.Would you mind reading my poem with the title 'Birth Of Jesus The Savior'.

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      Jyoti Kothari 3 years ago from Jaipur

      Excellent poetic expression. Rated up and awesome.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      So what do you say? Is my prior post correct?

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      Robert Connor 3 years ago from Michigan

      Never heard of the place but would love to see!

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      you can definitely have your own inference.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Thank you for the explanation. So the Pandavas were a royal family who fought the Kauravas, another royal family for control of the kingdom. Correct?

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      The kingdom belonged to the Pandavas and the Kauravas had usurped it,so it was claiming their own land which Arjuna did.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Let me see if I understand. The government (Kauravas clan) killed and stole from the citizens they controlled so Arjuna led a revolution of the common people. Is that correct?

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      It was equivalent to giving capital punishment to the murders,the Kauravas. They murdered and plundered the common people. From time immemorial God had reincarnated Himself again and for redeeming us.It was the same with Lord Krishna.

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      It was equivalent to giving capital punishment to the murders,the Kauravas. They murdered and plundered the common people. From time immemorial God had reincarnated Himself again and for redeeming us.It was the same with Lord Krishna.

    • Rajib Chakrabarty profile image
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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      It was equivalent to giving capital punishment to the murders,the Kauravas. They murdered and plundered the common people. From time immemorial God had reincarnated Himself again and for redeeming us.It was the same with Lord Krishna.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Yes, I know the Gita is long and I do not mean to tax you. All I want to know is why Arjuna decided to kill his cousins. Is it because Lord Krishna (God) told him to? What kind of God would do that?

      Here in Houston, a few years ago, there was a mother who drowned her three children. She said God had told her to do it because demons were in her children. She was found Not Guilty of murder due to insanity. Was Arjuna like that?

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      The events of Mahabharata comprises thousands of lines and cannot be described in a few sentences.I will write volumes of the same in one of my hubs and all your doubts will be clarified then.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      I do not understand. What are you saying?

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      Thousands of people died in Crusades.For the establishment of 'Dharma' the treacherous 'Kauravas' were killed to preserve the lives of many.For a greater cause they were given punishment by God.

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      Thank you Sir for giving your valuable comment

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      Ahdilarum 3 years ago

      This poem visually took me to Puri beach.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      I thought killing people was wrong. Why did Arjuna think doing wrong was right?

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      It was Arjuna who had killed his cousins for the sake of righteousness being supported by lord Krishna.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Thank you for your help. So Lord Jagannatha is Maha Vishnu and Lord Krishna is one incarnation of same?

      Why did Lord Krishna kill his family in the Bhavavad Gita?

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      Lord Krishna is an incarnation of Maha Vishnu and He killed demon Kamsa. He supported the Pandavas in the battle of Mahabharata,became Arjuna's charioteer and imparted the highest knowledge to him.The supreme knowledge being delivered to him is contained in our holy book Srimad Bhavavad Gita. Lord Jagannatha is Maha Vishnu Himself.We believe in God with form because it becomes easy for us think of Him always, quite akin to seeing is believing.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Where does Krisna and Arjuna fit into this?

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      Rajib Chakrabarty 3 years ago from India

      We Hindus consider Jagannatha as the Lord of the World.The name has been taken from Jagat which means world and nath meaning Lord. Puri is a place in the state of Orissa in India.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Very nice poem, but who is Lord Jagannatha and where is Puri?