Is there any scientific explanation for this mysterious phenomenon?The Jagannath Temple in Puri is a very sacred place of pilgrimage for all Hindus. It is one of the Char Dham pilgrimages in India. There are many mysterious phenomena and custom associated with this sacred temple. One of these is related to the flag which is at the top of the temple. Everyday a priest of the temple goes to the top of this very high temple and changes the flag. This ritual is being carried out everyday for the last 1800 years. It is stated that if the flag is not changed on any day, the temple will be shut for next 18 years.
The flag at the temple top always flies in opposite direction of the wind. This mysterious phenomenon is being noticed over the ages. I would like to know whether there is any scientific explanation for this mysterious phenomenon. Can anyone explain?