Definition of Jagannatha in English:

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Jagannatha

Pronunciation: /ˌdʒaɡəˈnɑːθə/
Hinduism
The form of Krishna worshipped in Puri, Orissa, where in the annual festival his image is dragged through the streets on a heavy chariot; devotees are said formerly to have thrown themselves under its wheels. Formerly called Juggernaut.

Origin

Via Hindi from Sanskrit Jagannātha 'Lord of the world'.

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