Chhatia Bata is a novel temple positioned within the village of Chhatia, halfway between the cities of Jajpur and Cuttak. On the face of it, it’s a common temple devoted to Jagannath, Balbhadra and Subhadra. We all know there are such temples in all places in Odisha and wherever Odia folks dwell.
What makes it distinctive is the sequence through which three Murtis are positioned. On the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Devi Subhadra is positioned between her brothers Jagannath and Baladeva. That is often the sequence most temples observe.
Nevertheless, on the Chhatia Bata temple, the order is Jagannath, Balbhadra and Subhadra. Did you discover that that is how we take their names once we converse? Sure, so in a approach this temple follows an oral custom, actually giving form to how we handle the three. In trendy parlance, it’s the case of – What you say is what you see!
Philosophically, it signifies a brand new world order.
Chhatia Bata can also be a futuristic temple as it’s devoted to the Kalki Avatar of Vishnu. This tenth avatar of Vishnu as we all know is but to happen, however in India the place time is at all times cyclic for us, we have now temples like this reminding us of him.
Legends of Chhatia Bata Temple
Sant Achyutananda or some say Hadi…