About the Deities of Lord Jagannath, Demuria
When we listen the word Lord Jagannath, may be our soul feel excitement, may be our body hair straight up because our body and soul want to meet you dear Lord. Why we feel like this, just because our body and soul is the real gift of lord. Oh ! how great you are, how Glorious you are Dear Lord. When we see your eyes we can't blink our eyes, may be if we blink then we would miss this divine moment with you dear. His Smile is not a simple smile, it is the a nectar which forget everything from this universe and attract towards him. And he looks whole universe with his two round eyes. In Odia there was a phrase "Chaka Ankhi Sabu Dekhuchi", It means everything is watched by his two round eyes so we cant make him fool.
The dieties of Demuria is 300 years old. It has no Nabakalebar as Puri Jagannath. As we know in Puri for every 12 years the deities are buried in soil and new statute are made replacing of old Deities as believed that "body changed and soul remains unchnaged. But in Demuria, No nabakaebar is happend till date. We believe that jagannath is supreme and he is much more higher than "MAYA", so he never be dead and his body remains unchanged as like, Lord krishna was always 16 years kishore (teen ager) for whole life span cause Maya can't captured him. So, "Demuria Jagannath is still alive and his Body is Divya, which never be ruined by Maya."
Kimbodonti of Demuria Lord Jagannath:
Here in Demuria, as like Puri one day a log was floated in the River Rath-Majna. By these Logs the family of Chowdhury made Four Daru Brahma, lord jagannath, Balaram, Subhadra and Sudrshana. But due to some reason the Chowdhury family can't worship for long days. Another family take charge of worshiping Lord, their surname was "Pahari" But when time passed they got Chowdhury tittle by Land Lord. But Old Chowdhury families were not totally dismissed, they are give service as cook for the lord till date.
Some Brahmin of Demuria took the villagers of Demuria to Jagannath Puri as like travel Guide and it was their work and by which they earn money. These Brahmans were called "Dokhnari". It is heard that Moghini Narayan Chowdhury, the ancestor of Krishna Chowdhury did this work. They were visit Puri through Madraj Road, which was called "Jagannath Road". Moghininarayan Chowdhury did this work not for money, he did this work just for getting chance to meet lord jagananth in Puri. He was great devotee of lord Jagannath. In this visit he had to accepted sever pain. Without shoes he had to walk through road. He used sack replace of shoes for walking long distance journey. His feet was bled but never stopped , only destiny was to meet lord jagannath. One day he received order on his dream at balasore when he was on the way of Puri. Jagannath told him, "I am captivated with your devotion, you dont have to come Puri with this pain. You go back to your home". Brahmin came back to Demuria and he saw Daru (wooden Log ) was foating on Rath-majna. And he felt this log is not simple log it is "Daru Brahma". From that Wooden Log, the lord jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and the Sudarshana are built.
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