Shree Jagannath

King Ruled in Puri – Gajapati Maharaja of Puri

The Gajapati Maharaja (The King of Puri) is treated as the first and foremost Servitor of the Temple. During Car Festival he sweeps the three Cars with a golden broomstick. In addition to this, he has to perform a number of rituals/duties in different occasion. He is also the chairman of the managing committee of the temple that was constituted by the government under the Shri Jagannath Temple Act of 1955.

1 . Gajapati Ramchandra Deb – 1568 to 1600
2 . Gajapati Purusottoma Deb – 1600 to 1621
3 . Gajapati Narasingha Deb – 1612 to 1647
4 . Gajapati Balabhadra Deb – 1647 to 1657
5 . Gajapati Mukunda Deb (First) – 1657 to 1689
6 . Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb ( First) – 1689 to 1716
7 . Gajapati Harekrushna Deb – 1716 to 1720
8 . Gajapati Gopinatha Deb – 1720 to 1727
9 . Gajapati Ramchandra Deb – 1727 to 1736
10. Gajapati Birakeshari Deb ( First) – 1736 to 1793
11. Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb (Second) 1793 to 1798
12. Gajapati Mukunda Deb (Second) – 1789 to 1817
13. Gajapati Ramchandra Deb (Third) – 1817 to 1854
14. Gajapati Birakishori Deb (Second) – 1745 to 1859
15. Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb (Third) – 1859 to 1882
16. Gajapati Mukunda Deb (Third) – 1882 to 1926
17. Gajapari Ramchandra Deb (Forth) – 1926 to 1956
18. Gajapati Birakishori Deb (Third) – 1956 to 1970
19. Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb (Forth) – 1970 to till now

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