Delay in Hera Panchami ritual disappoints devotees; Dakhina Moda ritual of Trinity's chariots today

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.

Hera Panchami Ritual

Several devotees were left disappointed over the delay in the conduct of the 'Hera Panchami' ritual, a tradition followed during Rath Yatra in Puri.

Sources said that the delay can be attributed to some administrative issues, lack of coordination, and the conduct of Madhyana Dhupa and Sandhya Alati. Goddess Laxmi was escorted from the Puri Srimandir in the palanquin at around 3 am and the Hera Panchami ritual was conducted in the wee hours today.