Pradeep Singh

Bahuda Yatra concluded as the divine siblings Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath reached to their abode from Gundicha temple in Puri today.

After pahandi (procession) of the deities, Chakraraj Sudarshan, Bada Thakura Balabhadra, followed by Devi Subhadra & lastly Mahaprabhu Jagannath made way to their respective chariots one after another.

Later, Puri Gajapati King Divyasingha Deb performed Chhera Panhara rituals on the three chariots. The servitors conducted the Charamala Phita (untying of ropes) from the three chariots and fixed the wooden horses and charioteers (Sarathi) between 11 am and 12 pm. Then the  pulling of chariots began around 12 pm.

After reaching Srimandir, the three chariots of the deities were parked outside Singhadwara for rituals over the next three days. Suna Besha and Adhara Pana will be performed followed by the Niladri Bije (concluding part of the rituals of the Bahuda Yatra). These rituals will take place on July 2, 3 and 4, respectively.