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Jashomadhav Temple Dhamrai (Dhamrai Rathyatra)

The Jashomadhav Temple (Bengali: যশোমাধব মন্দির) situated in Dhulibhita, Dhamrai, Bangladesh. This is a 400 year old temple and around which the great Hindu festival of Roth Jatra (the giant Chariot procession) revolves. The procession begins from this temple. The Roth Jatra and Roth Mela (a fair on the occasion of this festival) festival is conducted around this temple from over 300 years.

The annual Jagannath Roth Jatra is a famous Hindu festival attracting thousands of people. The Roth Jatra in Dhamrai is one of the most important events for the Hindu community of Bangladesh.[1] Sri Jagannath (Lord of the World) is believed by the Hindus to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, one among the Holy Hindu Trinity of Gods (Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer). Lord Jagannath is also believed to be a deity form of Lord Krishna.

[Side Note: The English word Juggernaut is said to have originated from Jagannath. Because once the gigantic chariot of Jagannath starts rolling, it’s extremely hard to stop it.]

Source: Wikipedia & Google

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