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Puri Jagannath’s Chariot – Lord Jagannath Chariot Size and Dimensions and About Gods on Chariot

Puri Jagannath’s Chariot is known as Nandigosha. Below is the size and dimensions and other details about Lord Jagannath Chariot. The Chariot of Lord Jagannath is known as Nandighosha. It is also known as Garuda dhwaja and Kapi dhwaja. Height: 13’.5m Number of wheels: 16 (seven feet diameter) Length and breadth: 34’6” x 34’.6” Wrappings: Red, Yellow color cloths Total Number of wooden pieces used: 832 The Rath (chariot) of Lord Jagannath is guarded by Garuda – the mythical bird and vehicle of Lord Vishnu.  The charioteer is called Dahuka and the flag is named ‘Trailokyamohini.’  The wooden horses driving the chariot are named as Shankha, Balahaka, Suweta, Haridashwa.  The rope used to pull is called Sankhachuda.  There are nine presiding deities in the chariot – Varaha, Gobardhan, Gopi Krishna, Narasimha, Rama, Narayan, Trivikrama (Vamana or Bamana), Hanuman and Rudra. Related About Puri Rath Yatra

Kankar Mata – About Hindu Goddess Kankar Mata

Kankar Mata is closely associated with Shitala Devi and is worshipped in this form mainly in parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and Bengal. She is mother goddess to many people. She is counted among Saptamatrikas in certain regions. There is a widespread belief that it is her anger that results in contagious diseases. She is propitiated to ward off diseases and for peace and prosperity. The seventh and eighth day of a fortnight – saptami and ashtami – are dedicated to her especially in the months of Chaitra, Baishakh, Jyeshta, Ashada and Shravan.

With image of Vimana 3,000-year-old rock art found in Chhattisgarh Points towards Ramayana Era

Five unique rock art, believed to be more than 3000 years old, found in the dense forest of Suarlot hills in Korba district of Chhattisgarh points towards the Ramayana era. There is a drawing of 'viman' (airplane) among the five rock art. The nearby places in the area are linked to Ramayana. It is believed that Bhagavan Sri Ram had passed through the area. Times of India reports  The rock art, found by archaeologist Hari Singh Chhatri in the dense forests, show the concepts in the form of geometrical drawing. These drawings in red ochre are of humans, mermaids, animals including goat, and a geometrical pattern which resembles a 'viman' or an aeroplane. "The rock art is still safe as it is located in dense forests. I have found pictures of a male and a female with a specific difference in their height. This could be of Lord Ram and Sita," archaeologist Hari Singh Chhatri told TOI.  "There was a place called 'Kharoud', which is also know