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Puri

(po͞o`rē), town (1991 pop. 125,199), Odisha (Orissa) state, E central India, on the Bay of Bengal. The life of the town centers around the cult of Juggernaut (Jagannath), a form of the Krishna incarnation of Vishnu. This cult, unique in HinduismHinduism
, Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it had no single founder but grew over a period of 4,000 years in
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, has no caste distinctions. The images of Juggernaut and his sister and brother repose within a vast temple compound. Every summer each statue is mounted on an enormous temple cart and dragged by hundreds of pilgrims to a summer home 1 mi (1.6 km) distant. Although pilgrims have hurled themselves to death beneath the wheels of the cart, this act, contrary to common belief, is not part of the ritual. Puri is a district administrative center. Limestone carving, toy making, fish curing, and rice milling are the main industries.

Puri

a port in E India, in Orissa on the Bay of Bengal: 12th-century temple of Jagannath. Pop.: 157 610 (2001)
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Puri, who was boarding the Delhi- Kalka Shatabdi along with his wife, had a heart attack while gathering his luggage and fell down.
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9, 1998--PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world's largest professional services organization, today announced it has hired Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopolus (HHCC) and Ammirati Puris Lintas (APL), two Interpublic Group agencies, to launch the new organization's brand globally.
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