(Copy right protected by Dr. G.S. Tripathy)
1. NILACHAL, 2. Sankha Kshetra, 3. Jagannath Dham, 4. Srikhetra, 5. Purushottam Kshetra, 6. Yamanik TIRTH, 7. Uddiyan Pith, 8. Martya Baikuntha, 9. Uchchist Kshetra, 10. Bhauma Kshetra, 11. KUSASTHALI etc. etc.
In India which is Bharata, there are four Dhams in four directions. Sri Jagannath is worshipped as NARAYANA in Badrinath Dham in the north, in the south as Ramchandra, or Ramanath Dham in the west as Dwarakanath or Srikrishna and in the east – as SriJagannath in Jagannath Dham.
In Puri Jagannath Dham is the most sacred of all. Here in Puri, the supreme almighty takes. His daily bath puts on his dress and makeup and after taking His food sleeps as a human being as it is said. But in other Dhams, the God only sleeps & responds when Bhakta calls as it is common in Sri Jagannath.
There in the Jagannath Dham all Bhogs or Prasads are known as Mahaprasad only and in Kali Yuga, He is worshipped as Daru Brahma. Daru means wood and Brahma means universal life force. DARU Brahma may be Brahma Daru.
A with cultural and religious heritage it is the glory of ODISHA. In the abundance of historical monuments and sculptures which are scattered throughout the state can be seen. An ethereal beauty which is seemed to none, can be proved from the architectural perfection of the temples, vied with the matchless grace of the sculptures. On the rich architectural beauty and rare works of art found there in ODISHA has been rightly said to be a Tourist’s Paradise where one can feast one’s eyes in abundance.
Specially at Puri the antiquity and origin of Jagannath worship is still shrouded in mystery. There are several traditions found in different books followed by legends and gain-sruties etc. in connection with the antiquity and the origin of Jagannath worship.
To trace the origin attempts have been made by scholars who have tried to justify their arguments which have no end at all.
Some tried to embrace Buddhism by dragging Goutam Buddha to the ninth Avatar of Jagannath which is basically wrong as Goutam was the son of a zamindar by name Sudhodan of Kapil vastu in the then Kalinga. This writer has mentioned this in his historical kabya “SAKYA-Sraman” clearly and candidly.
Here an attempt has been made to give a picture of the Daru-Brahma being worshipped in different places of ODISHA in a nut-shell. Places of worship of Lord Jagannath in entirety in ODISHA shall be provided later in a different connection.
Sri Sri Jagannath is being worshipped in different names in different places of ODISHA as follows. Which do not cover the entire state of ODISHA.
1. Sri CHAKA THAKUR is MARADA, POLSARA, CHIKITI, KHALLIKOTE in the district of Ganjam.
2. Sri DHABA JAGANNATH at DHABA – (GANJAM)
3. Sri ANKUR NATH at CHIKITI - (GANJAM)
4. Sri PARTHA SARATHI at JARADA - (GANJAM)
5. Sri DADHIBAMAN SWAMI at BUGUDA – (GANJAM) and at Kukudakhandi in Ganjam
6. Sri CHATURDHA MURTI
AMBADAPALLI – (GANJAM)
8. Sri PATHA JAGANNATH at Chhatrapur – (GANJAM)
9. Sri SUNA JAGANNATH at BRAMHAPUR – (GANJAM)
PATAPUR – (GANJAM)
12. Sri LAXMI NRUSIMHA at Hinjilicut – (GANJAM)
13. Sri Jagannath Swami at Attagarh – (GANJAM
RAMBHA -- (GANJAM)
14. Sri Biranchi Narayan at Buguda – (GANJAM)
15. TIRIDA JAGANNATHY at TIRIDA in the distinct of Ganjam.
16. Sri BALADEVA at KANKADIA,
JAGATSIMHA PUR, In Different Districts
17. Sri BALADEV JEW at ICHHA PUR,
KENDRA PADA TOWN, In Different Districts
18. Sri SIDHA BALADEV at SODHAR PUR (Puri Dist)
19. Sri Kalki Jagannath at NALAPATNA –(BALASORE)
20. Sri Banthia JAGANNATH at Moti Ganja
21. Sri Hari BALADEV JEW at Baripada,
Amarda, -- (Mayurbhanj)
22. BRAHMAPURA Sri Jagannath at JHADUAPADA – (Sambalpur)
23. Mahimamani Sri Jagannath at RAGADI
BANKI / Cuttack
24. Sri Jagannath Swami at ANCHAL GUDA
25. Sri Jagannath Swami at NABARANG PUR
26. Sri Jagannath Swami at GOVINDA PALLI
27. Sri Jagannath Swami at MALAKAN GIRI
28. Sri Jagannath Swami at PURUNA GADA
29. Sri Jagannath Swami at DEVAGADA TOWN
30. Sri Jagannath Swami at DEVAGADA
31. Sri Jagannath Swami at TEKALI
32. Sri HARI Jagannath at BOUDH TOWN (BOUDH)
33. Sri ATALA BALADEV Jew at Sankarpur
34. Sri Anant BALADEV at GUDA
35. Sri NEELA MADHAV at GANDHARADA
36. Sri SUNYA MADHAV at SHIRSA
JHADA POKHARIA Thana (Mayurbhanj)
37. Sri BALLAV NARAYAN at JAYA PURA (Koraput)
38. Sri JAGANNARAYANA at KUSAKELA (BOLANGIR)
39. Sri LAXMI BARAH JEW ` at AALI (KENDRAPADA)
40. Sri BANA BIHARI at BHUTA MUNDAI
41. Sri Kunja Bihari at KUJANG
42. Sri ICHHA BIHARI at BADAPALA
43. Sri BALARAM at CHAU PADA / Patta Sundar Pur - Cuttack
44. Sri BALARAM ARA BANKA Puri
45. Sri BASUDEV JEW at NANDI GHARA
46. Sri SIDHA BALARAM at Satya VADI Puri
47. Sri Krishna BALARAM at NUAPALLI BBSR
48. Sri BALA BHADRA at PURUNA BANDHA GARH
49. Sri Patita PAVAN at RAJ KHADIALA
DOLA MUNDEI (Cuttack City)
KIADI – NGIRI
& Jagat Sing Pur
50. Sri TRUTIYA DEV at GADA MANITRI
51. Sri Jagna BARAHA at NANDA PADA Sambalpur
52. Sri MADAN MOHAN at DALEI PADA do
53. Sri MADAN MOHAN at ANU GULA TOWN
54. Sri JAGA MOHAN Jew at SATRUGHAN PATNA
55. Sri Gopal Jew at REMEDA (P.O.) Khetarajpur in Sambalpur Dist
& at BOLANGIRA TOWN in Bolangiri Dist.
56. Sri Radha Madan Gopal at SAKHIPADA in Sambalpur Dist.
57. Sri JANAKESWAR at BHABIPUR
58. Sri PURUSHOTTAM at BIDANASHI in Cuttack City
59. Sri PRASANNA
PURUSHOTTAM DEV at TIGIRIA in Cuttack District
60. Sri TRIMURTI Jagannath at Gopinath Pur Sasan in Cuttack District
61. Sri Rouka-nath at BANAPUR,
JAGULEII PATNA, KHURDA Dist.
62. Sri DADHI – BAMAN at MEGHANADA GADA
and Khadiala, Nua Pada TRIKUTA BAHADA (foot of the hill)
KOTA SAMALAI (near)
DADHI BAMAN PUR
63. DADHI BAMAN DEV at Chainipur (Puri)
64. Anant Basudev at Bhubaneswar infront of BinduSagar
65. Sri Bhagabat Basudev at PAIKARAPUR KHURDHA
66. Sri Ananteswar at Bhubaneswar
67. Sri Prasanna Dev at Basudevpur
68. Sri Siddha Jagannath at Madhuban (3 K.M. from Kendujhar)
69. Sri Charan Chaka Dev at Badahantu AADA Khurda
70. Sri Hari at Srihari Mandir, (Podapada) Boud
71. Sri Hari Hara at Ahivabandha
72. Sri Antargami at Prachi upatyaka
73. Sri Brundavan at Shankarpur Bhadrakh
74. Sri Rangadhar at Jirangara Gajapati
(Foot of Mahendragiri).