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Suryakant Jena

Puri: A day after the holy communion with millions of devotees on Badadanda on the inaugural day of the annual Rath Yatra, the Holy Trinity of Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra will be escorted to the Adapa Mandapa in the Mausi Maa Temple today.

Sources said the entry of deities to the Gundicha Temple is likely to begin after the ceremonial ‘Goti Pahandi’ rituals between 3 PM to 4 PM.

After entry of Lord Ramkrushna, Madanmohan and Lord Sudarshan on the Adapa Mandap, the ‘Goti Pahandi’ of Lord Balabhadra from Taladhwaja, Devi Subhadra from Debadalana and lastly Mahaprabhu Jagannath from Nandighosha chariot will be performed.

The Adapa darshan of the deities will be restricted inside the Gundicha  Temple today but the devotees can have darshan of the Holy Trinity from tomorrow onwards.

After staying in the Gundicha Temple for seven days, the three deities will return to their abode (Srimandir) on the eighth day called Bahuda Yatra.

Earlier yesterday, lakhs of devotees thronged the pilgrim town to celebrate the Sri Gundicha Yatra with much pomp and show. After smooth and timely completion of all rituals of the deities, the pulling of chariots were carried out and by evening, all the chariots reached the Mausi Maa Temple.

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