The Sudarshan chakra is 20 feet in height and weights a ton, and it looks the same from every direction. No one knows that how that chakra is placed there.
The construction of the temple is constructed in such a way that it does not reflect its shadow at any time.
The total number of people visiting everydady varies from 2000 to 20,000 but the amount of prasadam cooked remains the same throughout the year and it is never insufficient for the devotees. Not even a single bite is wasted.
The prasadam is cooked in the pot using firewood. there are 7 pots placed on top, one on another and the top most pot is cooked first and rest follows the same order.
The priest climbs the top of the temple everyday which is 45 storey tall to change the flag. It is 1800 years old ritual and followed since then. It is believed that if this ritual is ever missed the temple will remain shut for next 18 years.
No birds or planes fly above the temple this is a no flying zone. Not declared officially by any goverment but, by some divine powers.
After you pass from Singha Dwara entrance inside the temple the audibility of the ocean waves is muted. you wont be able to hear the sound of the waves just after entering the temple The sound returns after you leave the temple. There is no scientific explanatation about this phenomena.
The most popular festival of Odissa is Jagannath Rath Yatra. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna, his sister Subhadra, and his elder brother Lord Balbhadra. Rath Yatra is also celebrated in many other cities of India. It is believed that every year Lord Jagannath wishes to visit his birthplace Mathura for few days and to fulfill his desire this Rath Yatra is conducted. The Rath Yatra is organised every year on the second day of Shukla Paksha, Ashadh month.