Thursday, 28 February 2008

Lord Jaggan Nath - Dio Giaggan Nath - भगवान जगननाथ

उड़ीसा, भारतः पुरी के भगवान जगननाथ का मंदिर भारत में ही नहीं पूरे विश्व में विख्यात है, इसी मंदिर की रथ यात्रा से अँग्रेजी का शब्द Jaggernaut यानि "विशालकाय" बना है. जगननाथ यानि कि भगवान कृष्ण क्योंकि उनके साथ ही बलराम या बलभद्र और सुभद्रा की भी पूजा होती है. मुझे भगवान जगननाथ, बलराम और सुभद्रा की आकृतियाँ बहुत अनौखी और सुंदर लगीं, जो जनजातियों की कला लगती हैं. उड़ीसा विभिन्न जनजातियों का प्रदेश है, शायद उनमें से ही जगननाथ पूजा और यह आकृतियाँ हिंदू धर्म में आयीं? आकृति की नाक पर लगाये गहने पुरुष भगवान का सोच कर कुछ अज़ीब लगते हैं, पर शायद उसके पीछे भी कोई कहानी है?

Orissa, India: The temple of lord Jaggan Nath in Puri is world famous, the enormous chariot of the temple has given the word "Jaggernaut" to English language. Jaggannath is another name of lord Krishna and is prayed together with his brother Balram and sister Subhadra. I found these images of god strange and yet beautiful. They remind me of the tribal art. In Orissa there are many tribes and perhaps these images came to Hinduism from there? The nasal ornaments are not usual for a male god but there is some story behind those as well?

Orissa, India: Il tempio del dio Giaggan Nath di Puri è conosciuto nel mondo per la sua bellezza. L'enorme carro del tempio ha dato la parola "Jaggernaut" all'inglese, che significa "gigante". Giaggannath è un altro nome del dio Krishna e in questo tempio, sono presenti altri due dei, il fratello Balram e la sorella Subhadra. Ho trovato queste le immagini del dio Giaggannath molto particolari e belle. Mi fanno pensare all'arte tribale. Orissa è terra di molto tribù indigene e forse quei dei sono arrivati all'induismo da qualche tribù? Gli ornamenti nasali sono strani per un dio maschio, ma forse vi è una storia anche dietro questa usanza?

1 comment:

  1. made me remember the stories I heard from my Papa ji re: Lord Jagganath
    Juggernaut - in English - also means "unstoppable Giant march "
    & is used when something is like an "avalanche " --
    here in USA , it can be used for the "Obama campaign :-) "


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