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The worship procedures, sacraments and rituals associated with Jagannath are syncretic, The annual festival called the Ratha yatra celebrated in June or July every year in eastern states of India is dedicated to Jagannath.
His image along with the other two associated deities, is ceremoniously brought out of the sacrosanctum (Garbhagriha) of his chief temple in Puri (Oriya: Bada Deula).
We do not know which beliefs and practices or the religious traditions of the Indus Valley Civilization found their way into present day Hinduism.
Some historians question whether the religion of the Indus Valley people can be categorized at all as the earliest known aspect of Hinduism.
Both worshipped Mother Goddess and the Bull played an important role in their religious lives.
Based on the skeletal studies, some have reached the conclusion that the Indus people represented a mixture of different racial groups ranging from the Mediterranean type to the Australoid and the Mongoloid, while a majority of them were similar in features to the Dravidians of southern India.
Closely related to it is the word "pur" or "pura" meaning a town or city, as in Singapore (originally pronounced as Singapur or Singapura) or Tripura.
It is difficult to accept that this could be a mere coincidence.
, IAST: Jagannātha, or Jagannatha) literally means "Lord of the Universe" and is a deity worshipped in regional traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism in India and Bangladesh. He is a part of a triad along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.Within this face are two big symmetric circular eyes with no eyelids, one eye symbolizing the sun and the other the moon, features traceable in 17th-century paintings.He is shown with an Urdhva Pundra, the Vaishnava U-shaped mark on his forehead.The civilization flourished roughly between 3500 BC and 2000 BC, with its antecedents dating as far back as 7000 -6000 BC during the Neolithic period.According to some historians the Indus people were probably Dravidians, who lived in ancient times in parts of north western India, Afghanistan, parts of the Mediterranean, Central Asia and Europe.
They are placed in a chariot, which is then pulled by numerous volunteers, thus transported to the Gundicha Temple (located at a distance of nearly 3 kilometres (1.9 mi)).