Ratha Jatra 2021: Chariots Start Rolling Towards Gundicha Temple After ‘Chhera Pahanra’ By Puri King

As per the government decision, only servitors are pulling the chariots of the Holy Trinity due to restrictions on public participation amid Covid pandemic

Chariots pulling begins after Chhera Pahanra ritual in Puri

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The King, belonging to the Ganga dynasty, who was clad in all royal finery, came in a silver plated palanquin at around 11 am to perform the sweeping ritual on the chariots.

The ritual signifies that there is no distinction between a king and a sweeper before the Lord.

After Chhera Pahanra, the wooden horses were fixed to the three chariots followed by removal of ‘Charamala’ (ramps) marking the initiation of the pulling of the chariots.

Puri: The three gigantic chariots- Nandighosh of Lord Jagannath, Taldhwaja of Lord Balabhadra and Darpa Dalana of Devi Subhadra- started rolling on the holy Bada Danda soon after the Chhera Pahara ritual was performed by the King of Puri, Gajapati Maharaja Divya Singha Dev, as per schedule. Before that Pahandi Bije Of Holy Trinity Ends.

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