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The idols of Lord Jagnnath, Subhadra and Balbhadra in sanctum sanctorum at Jagannath Puri Temple are made up of 
1. Stone
2. Metal
3. Wood
4. Glass

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Wood

The correct answer is Wood.

  • The idols of Lord Jagannath, Subhadra, and Balbhadra in sanctum sanctorum at Jagannath Puri Temple are made up of Wood.
  • The temple is believed to be constructed in the 12th century by King Anatavarman Chodaganga Deva of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty.
  • ​Jagannath Puri temple is called ‘Yamanika Tirtha’ where, according to the Hindu beliefs, the power of ‘Yama’, the god of death has been nullified in Puri due to the presence of Lord Jagannath.
  • This temple was called the “White Pagoda” and is a part of Char Dham pilgrimages (Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri, Rameswaram).
  • There are four gates to the temple- Eastern ‘Singhdwara’ which is the main gate with two crouching lions, Southern ‘Ashwadwara’, Western 'Vyaghra Dwara, and Northern ‘Hastidwara’. There is a carving of each form at each gate.
  • In front of the entrance stands the Aruna stambha or sun pillar, which was originally at the Sun Temple in Konark.
  • Hence option 3 is correct.

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