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Jai Jagannath – Film based on Lord Jagannath’s attempt to end caste discrimination

Jai Jagannath based on the story of Lord Jagannath was released on 13th July 2007. Jai Jagannath, shot in Hindi and Oriya, is directed by Sabyasachi Mohapatra. The movie has been translated into fifteen languages including English and Nepali. The Oriya version of the movie is being dubbed into Assamese and Bengali. The Hindi version is being dubbed into other regional languages and English. The story of Jai Jagannath is a statement against caste system and is based on Lakshmi Purana. Goddess Lakshmi helps her untouchable devotee to worship Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna). But Lord Balram, Krishna’s elder brother, is not happy with it and this leads to the separation of Lord Jagannath and Lakshmi. Without Lakshmi both Lord Vishnu and Lord Balram suffers and they decide to bring her back. But Lakshmi is adamant and will only return if all people irrespective of caste and creed are allowed to worship the Lord. Sage Narada reveals in the end that the whole drama was played out purposefully …

Puri Rath Yatra 2007 Live Online

The World Famous Puri Rath Yatra 2007 will be aired live online. The live webcast will be available on 16th June 2007 from 9:00 AM IST. The hosting and streaming of the live online Jagannath Rath Yatra is by NIC from the live telecast of DD India. The online live webcast of Puri Rath Yatra can be seen here. Videos of Rath Yatra held in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 can be found in the archives of the web site.

Khairatabad Ganesha – The Tallest Ganesh Idol in the World

The Ganesha idol made by the Sri Ganesh Utsav Committee, Khairatabad, Hyderabad is the tallest in the world. The Ganesh idol made here averages 42 feet.

Update:- Lord Vinayaka idol installed by the Gajuwaka Sampath Vinayaka Youth Association at Gajuwaka in Visakhapatnam (Vyzag) in Andhra Pradesh has broken the record of the tallest Ganesha idol for Ganesh Chaturthi Puja. It is 58 ft tall and nearly 10 inch taller than the Hyderabad Khairatabad Ganesha idol that stands at 48 feet in 2009.Sri Ganesh Utsav Committee, Khairatabad, was founded in 1956 by Late Mr. S. Sankarayya. During Ganesh Utsav, thousands of devotees visit the largest and biggest Ganesh idol. On the 11th day, the Ganesha idol is immersed in the HussainSagarLake with the help of large cranes.This year, the Hyderabad police is requesting to reduce the height of the idol to below 10 feet as the city has several flyovers under which objects standing taller than 14 feet cannot pass. But the organizers are not ready for anythi…

Sayings of Swami Ramdas

Just as a flower gives out its fragrance to whomsoever approaches or uses it, so love from within us radiates towards everybody and manifests as spontaneous service... When we feed, cloth and attend on anybody, we feel like doing all these things to our own body, for which we do not expect any return or praise or commendation, because all bodies are our own; for, we as the all-pervading Atman or Spirit reside in all bodies.
Swami Ramdas