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Rath Yatra 2023 LIVE Updates: Stage all set for Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of Holy Trinity

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Rath Yatra, the annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath and His siblings Goddess Shubhadra and Lord Balabhadra from Srimandir to Gundicha Temple (their aunt's place),  begins today. Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the festival. OTV brings you the happenings on the Bada Danda (Grand Road) LIVE during the annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity on their gigantic chariots. Check out the latest updates here.

Rath Yatra 2023

07:00 AM(10 months ago )

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Stage all set for Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of Holy Trinity

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The return journey of the Holy Trinity popularly called the 'Bahuda Yatra' will be held today. Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Mahaprabhu Jagannath will return to their abode Srimandir after a nine-day sojourn to Gundicha Temple. 

19:37 PM(10 months ago )

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‘Dakshina Moda’ rituals of three chariots held in Puri 

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

The preparations for the Bahuda Yatra (return journey) of Lord Jagannath and his siblings have started in Puri with the observance of the ‘Dakshina Moda’ ritual on Sunday.

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09:51 AM(10 months ago )

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'Dakshina Moda' rituals of chariots today

Posted by: Vikash Sharma

The Dakhina Moda ritual (southward turn) of the three chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings parked outside the Gundicha temple in Puri is scheduled conducted today. Read More...

10:22 AM(10 months ago )

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Goddess Laxmi to break part of Lord Jagannath’s chariot as part of Hera Panchami ritual today

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Popular Hera Panchami festival will be observed with all the rituals in Puri today. Hera Panchami ritual depicts the scene in which Goddess Laxmi gets angry with Lord Jagannath and the way she vents her anger.

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10:22 AM(10 months ago )

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Goddess Laxmi to break part of Lord Jagannath’s chariot as part of Hera Panchami ritual today

Posted by: Vikash Sharma

Popular Hera Panchami festival will be observed with all the rituals in Puri today. Hera Panchami ritual depicts the scene in which Goddess Laxmi gets angry with Lord Jagannath and the way she vents her anger. Read More....

08:54 AM(10 months ago )

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Lord Jagannath and siblings move to birth altar, Adapa Abhada to be available from today

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

After staying atop their respective chariots for two days, Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra were taken to their birthplace called ‘Adapa Mandapa’ in Gundicha temple in a grand procession popularly known as ‘Goti Pahandi’ on Thursday. The ceremonial ritual is popularly known as ‘Adapa Mandapa Bije’.

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12:16 PM(10 months ago )

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Silver cladding of Puri Srimandir’s Lion Gate begins

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The process for silver cladding of the Singha Dwara (Lion’s Gate), the main entrance of the Srimandir in Puri, started on Thursday. As Lord Jagannath and His siblings are away in the Gundicha temple for their annual nine-day long sojourn and will stay there for a week, the silver cladding work of the Singha Dwara has begun.

11:10 AM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra: ‘Adapa Mandap Bije’ today; read on to know all about this ritual

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

During the 11-day-long annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and His siblings in Puri, various rituals are observed. One such ritual is ‘Adapa Mandap Bije’. In this ritual, which is observed a day after Rath Yatra, also known as Gundicha Yatra, the deities are taken into the ‘Adapa Mandap’ inside the Gundicha temple. In fact, ‘Adapa Mandap’ is considered the birthplace of Lord Jagannath and His siblings. 

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12:52 PM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra 2023: Chariots of Lord Jagannath and siblings reach Gundicha temple in Puri

Posted by: Poonam Singh

All the three chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings-Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra-reached their destination in front of Gundicha temple in Puri on Wednesday. Read more...

12:49 PM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra: Nandighosha rolls on Puri Bada Danda taking Jagannath to Gundicha Temple

Posted by: Poonam Singh

11:17 AM(10 months ago )

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Watch the rare occasion of Mangal Alati of Lord Jagannath atop his Nandighosha Rath

Posted by: Poonam Singh

11:15 AM(10 months ago )

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Darpadalana and Nandighosha chariots reach Gundicha temple in Puri

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Darpadalana chariot of Goddess Subhadra and Nandighosha chariot of Lord Jagannath reach Saradha Bali in front of Gundicha temple in Puri.

Darpadalana and Nandighosha chariots reach Saradha Bali in front of Gundicha temple in Puri

10:41 AM(10 months ago )

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Puri Rath Yatra: Devotees feel blessed to pull chariot of Lord Jagannath

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Emotions ran high in the pilgrim town Puri on Wednesday as devotees resumed pulling of the chariots of Goddess Subhadra and Lord Jagannath which had halted at some distance prior to reaching the Gundicha temple. Read More...

09:59 AM(10 months ago )

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Glimpses of Rath Yatra from several parts of Odisha and outside

Posted by: Poonam Singh

09:24 AM(10 months ago )

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Chariot pulling resumes in Puri

Posted by: Poonam Singh

 Pulling of Darpadalana (Chariot of Goddess Subhadra) and Nandighosha (Chariot of Lord Jagannath) resume in Puri.

Chariot pulling resumes in Puri

08:47 AM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra 2023: Chariot pulling in Baripada today, only women devotees to tug Devi Subhadra’s chariot

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Aday after the Rath Yatra, chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra will be pulled by devotees today in Baripada which is known as the second ‘Srikhetra’ after Puri. Read More...

22:09 PM(10 months ago )

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Chariot pulling to resume at 9 AM tomorrow 

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Chariot pulling will resume tomorrow at 9 AM, informs senior servitor Binayak Das Mohapatra.

20:59 PM(10 months ago )

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Chariot pulling halted in Puri

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

The pulling of chariots halted in Puri. While Taladhwaja Chariot reaches Gundicha temple, Darpadalana chariot halted at Badasankha and Nandighosha at Mausima Chhak

20:47 PM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra 2023: Several injured during pulling of Taladhwaja chariot

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Several devotees, including a woman, reportedly sustained injuries during the pulling of Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra at Marichikote Chhak in Puri on Tuesday.

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20:39 PM(10 months ago )

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Taladhwaja Chariot reaches Gundicha temple

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

 

Lord Balabhadra's chariot Taladhwaja reaches Gundicha temple

18:09 PM(10 months ago )

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Mahaprabhu Jagannath begins Gundicha ride amid sea of devotees

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

17:41 PM(10 months ago )

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Darpadalan rolls on Bada Danda, Devi Subhadra sets off on Gundicha march

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

16:50 PM(10 months ago )

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Pulling of Lord Jagannath's chariot, Nandighosha begins

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Pulling of Lord Jagannath's chariot, Nandighosha begins at 4:40 PM

Lord Jagannaths chariot, Nandighosha

16:36 PM(10 months ago )

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Taladhwaja Chariot rolls on Bada Danda as Lord Balabhadra embarks on Gundicha Jatra

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

16:02 PM(10 months ago )

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Several persons injured during pulling of Taladhwaja Chariot 

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Several persons reportedly injured during pulling of Taladhwaja Chariot at Marichikote Chhak in Puri. The injured have been admitted to Puri hospital.

15:36 PM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra 2023: Devotees erupt in joy as gigantic chariots start rolling on Puri Bada Danda

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Braving excessive heat and humidity, lakhs of devotees from different parts of the country and the globe participated in the annual Rath Yatra in Puri on Tuesday.

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15:30 PM(10 months ago )

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Puri King Dibyasingha Deb sweeps chariot platforms with golden broom

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

15:16 PM(10 months ago )

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The Juggernaut Rolls

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Pulling of chariots of Holy Trinity begins in Puri

Juggernaut RollsJuggernaut Rolls

15:08 PM(10 months ago )

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Aswalagi ritual underway in Puri

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Aswalagi ritual (fixing of wooden horses to chariots) underway ahead of pulling of chariots of Trinity

Aswalagi ritual

15:00 PM(10 months ago )

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Grand Rath Yatra In Puri: Srimandir Deities Bask In Chariots Before Journey To Gundicha Temple

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

14:53 PM(10 months ago )

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Dressed up as Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, devotees add colour to Puri Rath Yatra

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Awave of euphoria is sweeping the pilgrim city of Puri with lakhs of devotees thronging the city since dawn to have a glimpse of Lord Jagannath and His siblings-Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra- on the occasion of the annual Rath Yatra. 

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14:52 PM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra: Know significance of ‘Chhera Panhara’ ritual performed by Puri Gajapati Maharaja

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

‘Chhera Panhara’ is one of the important rituals witnessed during the annual nine-day-long sojourn of Lord Jagannath and His siblings-Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra- in Puri.

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14:11 PM(10 months ago )

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Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb performs Chhera Panhara on Chariots

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Puri King Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb performs Ceremonial Sweeping (Chhera Panhara) ritual on the Chariots.

Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb performs Chhera Panhara on Chariots

13:59 PM(10 months ago )

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Puri Beach teems with tourists on Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath

Posted by: Poonam Singh

12:49 PM(10 months ago )

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Lord Jagannath takes throne on Nandighosa in ceremonial Pahandi Bije

Posted by: Poonam Singh

12:24 PM(10 months ago )

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Puri under top security for Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath

Posted by: Poonam Singh

12:13 PM(10 months ago )

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Watch Lord Jagannath's vibrant Pahandi as he is escorted to Nandighosha Chariot

Posted by: Poonam Singh

11:43 AM(10 months ago )

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Devi Subhadra escorted to Darpadalan chariot in Puri

Posted by: Poonam Singh

11:37 AM(10 months ago )

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Know about ‘Pahandi’ ritual observed at Puri Srimandir

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Pahandi originates from the Sanskrit word Padamundam, which in local dialects means a slow step-by-step movement with the spreading of the feet. And Bije means a procession of the king or the Gods. Pahandi literally means going forward in a step-by-step movement to the accompaniment of several devotees beating the ‘ghanta’, ‘kahali’ and ‘telingi baja’.  Read More...

11:26 AM(10 months ago )

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Lord Balabhadra ascends Langaladhwaja chariot in spectacular pahandi

Posted by: Poonam Singh

11:11 AM(10 months ago )

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Pahandi Bije rituals of Lord Jagannath begins

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Mahaprabhu Jagannath comes out of his abode to meet his beloved devotees; the Lord of the Universe is being taken to his chariot in ceremonial 'Pahandi' by the servitors.

Pahandi Bije Rituals Of Lord Jagannath Begins

11:07 AM(10 months ago )

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Pahandi of Bada Thakura: Lord Balabhadra ascends Taladhwaja chariot in spectacular Pahandi

Posted by: Poonam Singh

10:14 AM(10 months ago )

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Chakraraj Sudarsan ascends Debadalana chariot in elegant 'Dhadi Pahandi'

Posted by: Poonam Singh

09:55 AM(10 months ago )

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Miniature chariots of Lord Jagannath & Siblings made out of paper & neem wood

Posted by: Poonam Singh

09:53 AM(10 months ago )

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Pahandi Bije of Lord Balabhadra underway

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The Bada Thakura is being ushered to his Taladhwaja chariot in a magnificent procession.

Pahandi Bije of Lord Balabhadra underway

09:33 AM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra 2023: Devotion grips Puri as ceremonial pahandi rituals begin

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Like every year, lakhs of devotees had one chant on their lips—Jai Jagannath as they danced and dipped in spirituality on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra in Puri. Read More...

09:27 AM(10 months ago )

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Ceremonial Pahandi rituals begin;  Lord Sudarshan being escorted to Debadalana chariot 

Posted by: Poonam Singh
 Lord Sudarshan being escorted to Debadalana chariot Lord Sudarshan being escorted to Debadalana chariot 

09:23 AM(10 months ago )

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Ahmedabad dips in devotional fervour of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

08:53 AM(10 months ago )

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Majestic Puri Raths consecrated with ‘Pratistha’ rituals for Chariot festival of Lord Jagannath

Posted by: Poonam Singh

08:49 AM(10 months ago )

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President Droupadi Murmu, PM Modi wish people on Rath Yatra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As the holy town of Puri decked up for the grand Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and His siblings, President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other prominent personalities conveyed their wishes to the people on the auspicious occasion. Read More...

08:39 AM(10 months ago )

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Artistes perform with spiritual surrender at Puri Rath Yatra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

08:23 AM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath looks divine in sand art created with 250 coconuts

Posted by: Poonam Singh

08:19 AM(10 months ago )

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Know about important rituals associated with Holy Trinity’s Rath Yatra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

There are four sacred pilgrimage destinations of the Hindus known as Char Dham. They are Badrinath, Puri, Rameshwaram and Dwarka. In Puri, popularly known as Jagannath dham, Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, along with His siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra is worshipped in the world-famous Srimandir.  Read More...

08:18 AM(10 months ago )

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BJP National Vice President Baijayant Panda wishes people on Rath Yatra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

08:01 AM(10 months ago )

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Stage set for Rath Yatra in Puri; Pahandi of deities to begin shortly

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Millions of people across the globe are eagerly waiting for the Lord of the Universe, Mahaprabhu Jagannath to come out of his abode and give darshan on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra today. Read More...

07:41 AM(10 months ago )

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Devotees pouring in Puri Bada Danda for chariot festival of Lord Jagannath

Posted by: Poonam Singh

07:39 AM(10 months ago )

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President Droupadi Murmu offers prayers at Jagannath Mandir in Delhi Hauz Khas on Rath Yatra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

06:51 AM(10 months ago )

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends greetings to everyone on Rath Yatra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

06:33 AM(10 months ago )

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Ahead of Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, chariots of Trinity pulled to Singhadwar from Rath yard

Posted by: Poonam Singh

06:32 AM(10 months ago )

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Puri all set for world famous Jagannath Rath Yatra after Agyan Mala & Rath Moda Niti

Posted by: Poonam Singh

06:30 AM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra 2023: Heatwave protection measures in place in Puri

Posted by: Poonam Singh

00:29 AM(10 months ago )

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Puri Rath Yatra 2023: Know traffic routes & parking spots

Posted by: Poonam Singh

With more than 10 lakh devotees expected to throng the pilgrim town of Puri on Tuesday to witness the Grand Rath Yatra, traffic management is going to be a challenge for the police administration. Read More...

00:28 AM(10 months ago )

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Nabajouban Darshan of Lord Jagannath, siblings begins at Puri Srimandir

Posted by: Poonam Singh

After remaining secluded for 14 days in Anasara Ghara, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra have reappeared and are giving darshan in youthful appearance to countless devotees on the occasion of Nabajouban Darshan today.  Read More...

00:26 AM(10 months ago )

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Puri Police issues traffic advisory for Rath Yatra 2023

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The Puri Police on Sunday issued a traffic advisory keeping in view the congregation of lakhs of devotees in the pilgrim town to witness world famous Rath Yatra on Tuesday. Read More...

00:24 AM(10 months ago )

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Chaka Bije ritual marks deities’ complete recovery from illness

Posted by: Poonam Singh

‘Chaka Bije niti’ is one among the many rituals performed during the ‘Anasara’ period for the recovery of Lord Jagannath and His siblings at Puri Srimandir. The ritual is held on Dasami tithi.  Read More...

00:23 AM(10 months ago )

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Chandan Yatra: Know all about the Lords’ divine summer voyage

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As per the descriptions in various texts, Lord Jagannath does all the ‘Manaviya Leela’ or human-like activities. Like us, He too brushes His teeth and retires for the day after dinner. Hence He too feels the sweltering heat during the summer. To get a respite from the rising mercury, He along with His brother Balabhadra, Bhudevi and Sridevi goes to Narendra Puskarini, a tank, to enjoy boat ride.  Read More...

00:21 AM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra: Know about the mysterious Hera Panchami ritu

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Hera Panchami ritual, a tradition followed during Rath Yatra in Puri, is one of the beautiful episodes in which Goddess Laxmi gets angry with Lord Jagannath and vents her anger by causing damage to Nandighosha, the chariot of Lord Jagannath. Read More...

00:20 AM(10 months ago )

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Know about ‘Pahandi’ ritual observed at Srimandir in Puri

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Pahandi originates from Sanskrit word Padamundam, which in local dialect means a slow step-by-step movement with the spreading of the feet. And Bije means a procession of the king or the Gods. Pahandi literally means going forward in a step-by-step movement to the accompaniment of several devotees beating the Ghanta, Kahali and telingi baja.  Read More...

00:19 AM(10 months ago )

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All you should know about ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’ of deities

Posted by: Poonam Singh

After staying in isolation for 14 days while recovering from illness, the divine deities of Puri Lord Jagannath  Temple appear with a new youthful look called Nabajoubana. The occasion celebrating this annual ritual at the 12th-century shrine is called ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’. Read More...

00:18 AM(10 months ago )

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Alarnath temple, the second abode of Lord Jagannath

Posted by: Poonam Singh

During the 15-day-long ‘Anasara’ period when Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are down with fever and remain out of bound for public darshan, devotees swarm Alarnath temple at Brahmagiri, 25 kilometres away from Puri, for darshan of the Supreme Lord.  Read More...

00:16 AM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra: All you need to know about Snana Yatra of Lord Jagannath & His Siblings

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Devasnana Purnima or Snana Yatra is believed to be the birthday of Lord Jagannath. Because of this, the festival assumes importance. This festival falls on the full moon day of the month of Jyestha. On this day, the deities are taken out from the sanctum sanctorum in a traditional procession called ‘Pahandi’ and placed atop the Snana bedi or bathing altar, located in the northeast corner of the Bahara Bedha. Read More...

00:15 AM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra: How the world-famous chariot festival of Lord Jagannath began in Puri

Posted by: Poonam Singh

There are 12 main festivals of Lord Jagannath observed at Srimandir in Puri. Rath Yatra is one of them. This annual festival of nine-day sojourn of the sibling deities to their aunt’s place, or Gundicha temple, is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Aashadha.  Read More...

00:13 AM(10 months ago )

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Anasara of Lord Jagannath: Know the secret rituals of Mahaprabhu’s healing from sickness

Posted by: Poonam Singh

00:10 AM(10 months ago )

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Know all about ‘Phuluri Tela’ which cures ailing Lord Jagannath and His siblings in Srimandir

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Today is the fifth day of Lord Jagannath and His siblings’ ‘Anasara’ period. On this day, a kind of medicinal oil known as ‘Phuluri Tela’ will be applied to the bodies of the lords. This is said to be part of the secret ritual of 1000 years. This special oil, which is one of the important medicines used to heal the Gods, is prepared and supplied by the Bada Odia mutt.  Read More...

00:08 AM(10 months ago )

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All you need to know about Deba Snana Purnima of Lord Jagannath and His Siblings in Puri

Posted by: Poonam Singh

00:06 AM(10 months ago )

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Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath: Story of how it all began

Posted by: Poonam Singh

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