Definition of Jagannatha in English:

Jagannatha

proper noun

Hinduism
  • The form of Krishna worshipped in Puri, Orissa, where in the annual festival his image is dragged through the streets on a heavy chariot; devotees are said formerly to have thrown themselves under its wheels.

    Formerly called Juggernaut

Origin

Via Hindi from Sanskrit Jagannātha ‘Lord of the world’.

Pronunciation

Jagannatha

/ˌdʒaɡəˈnɑːθə/