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A procession of astoundingly large and vibrant-looking chariots, seen here, bearing the black-faced Jagannath and his two siblings idols, from the famous shrine, are pulled by hordes of devotees to their 'summer cottage' one mile away over a period of 24 hours. Music, horses, royalty, plenty of colour and 'organised' anarchy are a sideshow to this unmissable full-moon event, which is repeated eight days later when the Jagannath family returns home from their vacation. Legend has it that the journey of the Jagannath trio symbolises or mimics Krishna's journey -- Jagannath is an avatar of Vishnu, as is Krishna -- from Gokul to Mathura. .
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