Images of India : This temple predicts how good the monsoon will be…

Lord-Jaganath-templeWater droplets accumulated on the ceiling of Lord Jagannath temple at Bhitargaon Behata in Ghatampur are believed to predict a good or bad monsoon season. The temple is widely known as ‘Rain Temple’ and is more than 100 years old. If the size of water droplets is big, it is believed that there will be good rainfall and if it is small, then drought may occur. Many research teams and scientists have visited the temple to understand the phenomenon but no concrete conclusion could be drawn. The head priest of Lord Jagannath temple said that the design of the temple is unique in itself. “One has not come across such a design in any temple in this part of the state. It is similar to ‘stupas’ constructed in different parts of the country during the era of emperor Ashoka. This is our seventh generation performing puja of Lord Jagannath here.”