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Now I am interested to visit Lord Jagannath temple in Puri after reading following facts about it (source). Are these claims true?

  1. The flag always flaps in a direction opposite to the direction in which the wind is blowing.

  2. Gaze from any place in Puri, and you will always find the Sudarshan Charka (charka at the top of the temple) always facing you.

  3. Normally during day-time, the wind blows from the sea to the land and in the evening, the opposite happens. But in Puri, the opposite happens.

  4. Birds or planes do not fly above the temple.

  5. The shadow of the main dome is invisible at any time of day.

  6. The quantity of cooked food inside the temple remains same the entire year. And the same prasadam can feed whatever be the number of devotees - a few thousand people or 20 lakh people. It never gets wasted.

  7. In the temple kitchen, seven pots are kept on top of each other and cooked on firewood. In this process, the contents in the top pot get cooked first, lastly, the bottommost one!

  8. On entering from Singhadwara, as one takes the first step inside the Temple, you can’t hear any sound produced by the ocean. But when you cross the same step outside the Temple, you can hear it.

  • I presume you are an Oriya living in Orissa. Then how come you have never visited the Jagannatha Temple? – Rickross Nov 5 '17 at 14:13
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    Yes, I never visited there. I stay at Mumbai – Kailash Chandra Polai Nov 5 '17 at 15:22
  • Okay i mistakenly thought that you live in Orissa only. – Rickross Nov 5 '17 at 15:37
  • You are right, I am from Odisha but staying and working at Mumbai from long time and come to my village rarely so I could not get a chance to visit Puri Jagannath temple – Kailash Chandra Polai Nov 6 '17 at 3:28
  • Some people says "jiska Dori/nasib khulta he wohi darshan kar Sakta he Jagannath Mandir" – Kailash Chandra Polai Nov 6 '17 at 3:47
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  • 2) False

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  • 4) Birds no; but planes WILL fly

    Bhubaneswar, July 16: The director-general of civil aviation has turned down a proposal to make no-flying zone over the Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri.

    “The ministry of civil aviation has taken a policy decision that no-flying zones are not to be created as they affect the safety and efficiency of flight operations,”

  • 5) The shadow of the main dome always falls on the building itself and that's why invisible at any time

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  • 7) True, I've seen it
  • 8) true

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  • I suggest to add some explanation and reference to the answer. Visit How to Answer. – Pandya May 8 '18 at 7:15
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    @Pandya The question is asking whether they are true or not. Answer explained it. What explanation do you expect? – Sarvabhouma May 9 '18 at 6:22
  • @Sarvabhouma The question itself doesn't make sense, it amounts to scientific verification of a belief. No wonder you'll see such answers. – sv. May 9 '18 at 18:06
  • The question asked about the environment of a Hindu temple, I answered with links. There is NO "scientific verification" involved. Anyway, what do you want explained ? – Neel May 14 '18 at 9:04
  • Ok. I tried to improve somewhat to look the answer better /cc @Sarvabhouma – Pandya May 16 '18 at 2:00

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