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[juhg-uh-naht, -nawt]
  1. Hinduism. a name of Krishna or Vishnu.
  2. Juggernaut(def 3).
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Also Jag·an·na·tha [juhg-uh-naht-huh] /ˌdʒʌg əˈnɑt hə/.

Origin of Jagannath

see origin at Juggernaut
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Examples from the Web for jagannath

Historical Examples

  • He rolled along life's road like the wheel of Jagannath's car.

    Mashi and Other Stories

    Rabindranath Tagore

  • The ceremonies still observed in the temple of Jagannath are suspected of being based on Buddhist rites.

  • The king said, "Kashi Mishra's house is just that sort of place, close to Jagannath and yet very retired."

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

  • Jagannath is also regarded as a form of Vishnu, although apparently not of Brahmanic origin.

    Indian Myth and Legend

    Donald Alexander Mackenzie

  • Though caste has grown up again, yet the old regulation is still in force inside the temple of Jagannath at Puri.

British Dictionary definitions for jagannath


Jagganath Jagannatha (ˌdʒʌɡəˈnɑːθə)

  1. Hinduism other names for Juggernaut
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