NANDIGHOSA - CHARIOT OF LORD JAGANNATH

The chariot of Lord Jagannath is known as Nandighosha. It is also known as Garudadhwaja and Kapidhwaja. The easiest way to identify the Chariot of Lord Jagannath is by color of the covering of the chariot. The chariot of Jagannath has a yellow and red color canopy and it is also the largest of the chariots. The Chariot has 4 horses and the color of the horses is White. The height of the Chariot is 45 feet and it has 16 wheels. It also prominently displays the Sudarshana Chakra emblem. The guardian deity of the chariot is Garuda and the charioteer is known as Daruka. The flag on the chariot is known as Trailokyamohini. The rope that is used to pull the Chariot is known as Shankahchuda. Along with Jagannath, the chariot also has the idols of Varaha, Govardhana, Krushna, Nrusimgha, Rama, Narayana, Trivikrama, Hanuman and Rudra. The face of the Chariot is known as Nandi Mukha and the weapons are Sankha & Chakra.

Lord Jagannath on Nandighosha
Lord Jagannath on Nandighosha
Lord Jagannath on Nandighosha
Lord Jagannath on Nandighosha
Lord Jagannath on Nandighosha
Lord Jagannath on Nandighosha

IMAGES & DESCRIPTION OF LORD JAGANNATH'S CHARIOT

Nandighosa - Chariot of Lord Jagannath
[ Nandighosa | Garudadhwaja | Kapidhwaja - Chariot of Lord Jagannath ]
Wheels of Lord Jagannath's Chariot
[ Wheels of Lord Jagannath's Chariot ]
Horeses of Lord Jagannath's Chariot
[ Horeses of Lord Jagannath's Chariot ]
Daruka - Charioteer of Lord Jagannath's Chariot
[ Daruka - Charioteer of Nandighosa ]
Jay & vijay - Gate Keepers of Lord Jagannath's Chariot
[ Jay & vijay - Gate Keepers of Nandighosa ]
Name
Nandighosa / Garudadhwaja / Kapidhwaja
Colour of cloth
Red & Yellow
Number of Wheels
16
Diameter of wheels
7'0"
Number of wooden pieces used
832
Height of Chariot
13.5 m (45 feet)
Length & Breadth
34'6" x 34'6"
Guarded by
Garuda/Nrusingha
Gate Keepers
Jay & vijay
Name of the Charioteer
Daruka
Name of the Flag
Trailokyamohini
Weapons of the Chariot
Sankha & Chakra
Power of the Chariot
Bimala & Biraja
Number of Horses
4
Name of the Horses
Shankha, Balahaka, Shveta, Haridashva
Color of Horses
White
Name of the Rope
Sankhachuda
Face of the Chariot known as
Nandi Mukha
Subsidiary nine Deities
Varaha, Govardhana, Krushna, Nrusimgha, Rama, Narayana, Trivikrama, Hanuman, Rudra
Rishis
Narada, Debal, Byasa, Suka, Parasar, Basistha, Biswamitra, Rudra

SUBSIDIARY NINE DEITIES OF NANDIGHOSA CHARIOT

VIDEO CLIP OF NANDIGHOSA CHARIOT

CONSTRUCTION PLAN OF NANDIGHOSA CHARIOT

CONSTRUCTION PLAN OF NANDIGHOSA CHARIOT

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