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Juggernaut, or Jagannatha (Sanskrit, “lord of the world”), Hindu temple and idol in Puri, India. The shrine was completed in the 12th century. Once a year, during the June-July Rathayatra festival, the huge Juggernaut and its brother and sister idols are placed on wheeled carts and rolled through the streets, requiring the work of hundreds of people to move them. The word juggernaut has come to mean a heavy, unstoppable force.

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