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The Legend of Jagannath documentary on National Geographic

The Legend of Jagannath documentary on National Geographic channel – The hour-long documentary, on National Geographic channel will showcase the colour and ceremonies associated with Rath Yatra, a festival in Odisha which involves moving deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshana on wooden chariots.

This documentary, which is a Nat Geo Exclusive, will showcase what happens behind the scenes much before the actual event. So, there’s an in-depth analysis of the making of the new chariots and the new idols of the deities — also explaining why the appearance of these deities is so different.

“The Legend of Jagannanth” will tell the story of the carpenters of the gigantic chariots, who instead of using measuring tapes for construction, have relied on the centuries-old tradition of using hand spans for generations.



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