2. A RITUAL OLDER THAN MANY CIVILIZATIONS.
A priest climbs the dome of the temple which stands as tall as a 45 story building and changes the flag everyday Since 1800 years as a part of a ritual. If it is not changed any day, the temple must be shut for the next 18 years.
12. THE PRESENT DAY STRUCTURE OF THE TEMPLE IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE IT’S INITIAL DESIGN.
Present day structure of Sri Janagnnath Temple Puri is very different from the the initial design of the temple. The main temple was first constructed by the Chola kings and the Meghanada Pacheri, Mukha sala, Nata Mandapa and other assets of the Temple were later constructed by other rulers ruling the area in later times.
13. THE IDOLS ARE CHANGED EVERY YEAR.
The old idols of the deity’s are buried on one another and it is said that they disintegrate on their own.