The world famous Rath Yatra of Puri is a huge calendar event, not only for the people of Odisha, but for every Hindu and Jagannath devotee from across the world. Devotees from within and outside India eagerly look forward to Dwitiya tithi of Shukla Paksha of Ashadha month (June-July) to see the divine outing of Lord Jagannath and His siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
It’s believed that Lord Jagannath along with His siblings every year visits his birthplace (Janma Vedi). Various stories are woven around this festival (Click the links to know more about them).
Lord Jagannath, the presiding deity of Srimandir in Puri along with His siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, enjoys a score of services. Snana Yatra or Deva Snana Purnima or Mancha Snana is one of them.Read More
Here is everything you need to know about the fest Puri, popularly known as Jagannath dham, is one of the four divine sites for every Hindu. Here, Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, along with Read More
Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra concluded on Wednesday after the deities reached Singhadwar upon completion Read More
When queen Gundicha threw open the doors of the mandap, little did she realize that her bout of anxiety will leave the idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra incomplete forever. Read More
Adhara pana is a ritual of offering 'pana', a special drink prepared with milk, banana, cheese, aromatic spices and water. As per the practice, it is held atop three chariots of the deities-Nandighosha Read More
The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has taken necessary steps to facilitate pilgrims with reserved class accommodation, for the trains leaving from its jurisdiction towards Puri and vice-versa, apart from the special trains from neighboring States.
“I would like to request devotees to follow the traffic rules while coming to the holy city. We have also designated adequate number of parking spaces for them,” DGP Sunil Bansal informed.
The carpenters engaged in chariot construction do not have any formal training. They only have knowledge and techniques that have been trickled down from their forefathers, Mohanty pointed out.
‘Banakalagi' ritual is a secret ritual and the Dutta Mohapatra servitors perform it.
Recently, Lord Baladevjew’s chariot (72-ft) in Keonjhar district was adjudged as the tallest Rath Yatra chariot by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Now, deities are ready to give darshan to lakhs of devotees in fresh look on Nabajauban Darshan at Natamandap .
It is said those who observe Yogini Ekadasi would get results which are equivalent to feeding 88,000 Brahman pandits
The State government and Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had taken up Jagannath Bana Prakalpa, a special afforestation programme for ensuring sustained timber supply, in 2001.