The Juggernaut of Lord Jagganath

It was etymology that drew me there- to Puri, Odisha, to the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagganath.

Juggernaut

ˈdʒʌɡənɔːt/

noun

a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force. 

--in current English usage, is a literal or metaphorical force regarded as mercilessly destructive and unstoppable

The word is derived from the Chariot of Lord Jagganath of Puri, which draws the Lord every year at the annual Rath Yatra festival. This festival falls on the 2nd day of the Shukla Paksh, a word which means the waning phase of the moon, of the Ashad month, a period that correspond to the dates between 1...

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