Just two weeks before the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins in Puri, the rising demands for conduct of the annual festival of Siddha Baladevjew in Kendrapara has now reached the doors of the Supreme Court of India.
Various gold ornaments of Lord Jagannath and his brother Lord Balabhadra, which the Deities adorn during 'Suna Besha', will be repaired soon
But what makes these juggernauts so special, is the matchless experience of their architects who make painstaking efforts in infusing life into them. It appears extraordinary how many of them who have seen over seven to eight decades of life continue to take forward the Jagannath culture with such grace and power akin to youths.
"I think that the government will allow the Yatra this year as cinema halls, multiplexes, malls and other commercial activities were allowed, so why not the 'Rath Yatra'?" asked the Mahant.
After the ceremonial bath, Lord Jagannath and his siblings-Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra traditionally fell ill and have been kept in a sick room (Anasara Gruha) to recuperate in a fortnight.
Though the entry of the helicopter into the restricted zone raised serious security concerns at the Puri temple, the SP, Puri, Kanwar Vishal Singh said that the chopper belonged to the Indian Coast Guard and there was nothing to worry about.
Snana Jatra or the holy bathing ceremony of the sibling deities - Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra - is performed at Puri Srimandir every year on Jyeshtha Purnima, i.e., on the full moon day of the month of 'Jyeshtha (May-June). Today, on this pious occasion, the Holy Trinity and Chakradhar Sudarsan took a ceremonial holy bath with 108 pitchers of sacred water and were later adorned in Gajanana Besha. All the rituals were carried out at the Snana Mandap. The Snana Yatra culminates after the Lords are taken to the 'Anasara Ghara' on Pahandi.
Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb on Thursday offered prayers on the auspicious occasion of the Snana Purnima rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Puri Srimandir.
Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel and the minister of state for home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja on Thursday, performed puja of the Jalyatra, which marks the beginning of preparations for Lord Jagannath's annual Rath Yatra held on every Ashadhi - Bij.
In a bid to prevent congregation of devotees in and around the Baladevjew temple, the Kendrapara district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC for the smooth conduct of SnanaYatra (divine bathing rituals of the holy trinity) today.
Deba Snana Yatra, the grand bathing festival of Lord Jagannath is all set to be held tomorrow at Puri Srimandir. The event marks the prelude before the commencement of the annual Rath Yatra festivities in the holy town.
The court has also rejected the five petitions filled before it seeking permission to hold the Rath Yatra at two places including Baladevjew in Kendrapara, popularly known as Tulasi Khetra and Bhatli.
In the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, devotees will miss the rare ‘Anabasar’ darshan of Lord Alarnath at Brahmgiri in the district during the ‘Anasara’ period of Lord Jagannath and his siblings.
The moment all have been waiting for arrives as the Juggernauts of the Lords roll on Puri Grand Road amid the chant of Hari Bola melodies of ghanta &
In a bid to prevent congregation and movement of public due to Covid pandemic, the district administration has decided to impose prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC for the smooth conduct of Snana Yatra (divine bathing rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings) scheduled to be performed on June 24.
"It is important to save people's lives. So, it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year's pilgrimage in the larger public interest. Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board is aware of and respect the sentiments of millions of devotees, and to keep the sentiments alive, the Board shall continue the live telecast of morning and evening aarti from the Holy Cave shrine."
The Snana Purnima rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Puri Srimandir is underway with full spiritual fervour. Like the previous year, this year
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Earlier, the SJTA had announced to conduct Covid test (RTPCR) of all sevayats and others who will be engaged for the conduct of rituals for the upcoming Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath.
To minimise the spread of Covid-19, servitors, police personnel and officials of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), who are set to take part in the annual Rath Yatra festival, will undergo RT-PCR tests from today
A petition has been filed in the Orissa High Court seeking permission for conducting the famous Rath Yatra of Sidhha Baladevjew in Kendrapara in the lines of the festival at Puri Shree Jagannath Temple.
The Kendrapara district unit of BJP on Friday requested Odisha government and the Centre to take necessary steps to allow the conduct of the upcoming Rath Yatra dedicated to the Siddha Baladevjew in Kendrapara in the lines of the organisation of the festival at Puri Srimandir.
The construction of three gigantic chariots for Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra, the annual car festival of the Holy Trinity scheduled to be held on July 12, is underway in Puri in full swing. The construction work is being carried out at the 'Ratha Khala' (traditional temple workshop) located on both sides of Bada Danda (Grand Road) in front of the Jagannath temple office and the Sri Nahar palace. The Jagannath temple office said that fixing of 'Kantaa' in the 'Pancha Dandaa', fitting of 'Garagara' and fixing of 4 Nahaka' in the chariots at the Ratha Khala is already complete. The making of 4 Potala Khambi', 2 'Saala' and 7 'Jokha' for Prathama Bhuin of the chariots is also being done.
The testing will be done at four stages --before Snana Yatra, before Gundicha Yatra, before Bahuda Yatra and lastly, 15 days after Niladri Bije.