Parker builds a new Jagannath temple


Disturbed over the fact that non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the Jagannath temple in Puri, an American devotee has built an identical Jagannath Temple in Kuansh village in Orissa’s Bhadrak District, which has been made accessible for all.

Julian Parker of Los Angeles has been a devotee of Lord Jagannath since 1994. Thirty-year-old Julian Parker is the son of a doctor in Los Angeles. Since childhood,Parker has been a devotee of Lord Jagannath and that is what led him to come to India in 1993 and embrace Sanatan Dharma.

Parker then changed his name to Nitai Das. He was disheartened when he wasn't allowed entry into the Jagannath temple in Puri.

After more than 10 years of perseverance, the 35-feet-high temple is ready in the Kuansh village.

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