Lord Jagannath Temple Puri
Lord Krishna as the main deity along with Brother Lord Balaram & sister Subhadra
Myths / Legends
The temple was first built by Vishwakarma the architect of the Devas under the instructions of King Indrayumna after the Lord appeared in his dream. The Lord then appears as a log of wood in the seas and instructed the King to have the templeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s deities made from it. The Lord himself appeared as the carpenter who was commissioned with the task of carving the deities. The carpenter asked to be left alone undisturbed till the sculpting was completed. IndrayumnaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s queen got curious after 2 weeks and got the doors opened. Only the unfinished idols were found and a Divine voice instructed the king to have them installed in the temple as they were. This legend finds mention in the Rig Veda the oldest of the Vedas. This is the only temple where unfinished idols are worshipped.