“ Jagannatha? Who Jaggantha …..
Who is He?
Where is He?
What can He do for us?
Can He kill the whale with a weapon ?
Can He save the ship?” retorted the captain.
A trace of a smile came over the old man’s face. He appeared so calm and composed at that moment of crisis.
“ Lord Jagannatha is my only resort.
Any danger is dispelled if one prays to Him,” the old man said passionately.
“He makes a human response.
His mystery is inscrutable, even to the demigods, what to speak of mere human beings. Yet when we call to Him, He comes and helps us instantly .”
A French sailor was coming to Pondichery from Calcutta by his ship through the eastern coast of India and was bringing a big bell from a port of France to the church of Pondicherry .
The ship was moving parallel from the shore of the Bay of Bengal and proceeding through the parts of Chandipur, Paradip in Odisha .
People belonging to France and England were in that ship.
His assistant suddenly saw a giant whale big enough to swallow the whole ship. He was scared and could not speak .
His voice was choked as he saw that the ship was heading directly towards the creature.
He dared and shrieked “ Captain! All alert!”
The sailor was taking a reading of the ship’s course from the chart in the control room.
Hearing the call, he rushed out, a little perplexed.
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