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Jaganna Trio and Sudarsanacakra, early 1900s, India, Orissa, Puri, painted wood. At the temple at Puri in Orissa, Krishna (identified by his black skin) is venerated as Jagannatha and usually appears together with his siblings Subhadra and Balabhadra, as the Jagammatja Trio. The Jagannatha Trio is always painted in bright colours, with huge eyes and short limbs. It suggests the folk and tribal origins of these deities.

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Jaganna Trio and Sudarsanacakra, early 1900s, India, Orissa, Puri, painted wood.  At the temple at Puri in Orissa, Krishna (identified by his black skin) is venerated as Jagannatha and usually appears together with his siblings Subhadra and Balabhadra, as the Jagammatja Trio. The Jagannatha Trio is always painted in bright colours, with huge eyes and short limbs.  It suggests the folk and tribal origins of these deities.