With the Bahuda Jatra or the return journey of Lord Jagannath and his siblings scheduled for tomorrow, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Monday announced the timing of the rituals associated with the festival.
As per the timings which were finalised in a meeting chaired by SJTA chief administrator Krishan Kumar, Pahandi rituals will be conducted between 12 PM and 2:30 PM and Chhera Panhara from 2:30 till 3:30 PM. The pulling of three chariots from the Saradhabali towards Srimandir will begin 4 PM onwards.
Here is the complete ritual timings released by SJTA
Mangal Alati- 4 am
Mailam Lagi- 4.15 am
Tadapa Lagi- 4.30 am
Rosa Homa- 4.30 am
Abakasha Niti- 5 am
Surjya Puja- 5.15 am
Dwarapala Puja- 5.30 am
Besha Sesha- 5.30 am
Gopala Ballava and Sakala Dhupa- 5.45 am-6.45 am
Senapata Lagi- 7 am-11.30 am
Mangalarpana- 11.45 am
Bahuda Pahandi- 12 pm-2.30 pm
Besha Sesha- 1 pm-2.30 pm
Chherapanhara- 2.30 pm -3.30 pm
Charamala Phita and Ghoda Lagi- 3 pm-4 pm
Pulling of chariots- 4 pm
The remaining rituals will be performed by servitors after the pulling of chariots concluded.
The Srimandir administration has also released the timing of rituals for Suna Besha.
As per the schedule, Mangal Alati of three chariots will be held between 6 am and 6.30 am, while Mailam Lagi and Tadapa Lagi will be held at 7 am. The Abakasha Niti will be performed at 8 am and Besha Sesha at 9 am.
Meanwhile, the district administration has imposed restrictions in the pilgrim town for the smooth conduct of Bahuda Jatra keeping in view the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 (CrPC) will be clamped in Puri from Monday 8 pm till 8 pm on July 21 to restrict movement of devotees on the Grand Road during Bahuda Jatra.
Similarly, all hotels, lodgings, dharamshalas and guest houses along the Bada Danda have been closed. No vehicular movement will be allowed in the entire Grand Road other than the authorised vehicles carrying essential services/medical services during the period.
No person shall be allowed to witness the festival from rooftops or balconies of buildings, hotels, dharamshalas, lodges and guest houses located along the Grand Road.