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.
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 main aspect of this ritual is the heavenly love and affection between Lord Jagannath and His wife Goddess Laxmi.
As the legend goes, Lord Jagannath had left Goddess Laxmi behind in the temple while going to his aunt’s house along with her brother and sister. On Hera Panchami, Goddess Laxmi went to Gundhicha temple to meet Lord Jagannath but he closed the door and did not allow her to meet making her angry.
'Adhara Pana' is observed on Asadha Shukla Pakhya Dwadashi tithi, before the 'Niladree Bije' and after the 'Suna Besha'.
With the conclusion of the Bahuda Yatra on Wednesday, the Holy Trinity Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra, and Lord Jagannath on their ‘chariots on Puri
The significant characteristic of the Suna Besha (golden attire) ritual is that the three deities will adorn with heavy gold ornaments atop the chariots in front of the Singhadwar of the 12th century shrine.
The three chariots Taladhwaja (Lord Balabhadra), Debadalana (Goddess Subhadra), and Nandighosha (Lord Jagannath), returned to Srimandir pulled by a sea of revering devotees marking the end of the nine-day sojourn of the Lord and his siblings to their aunt’s place - Gundicha temple.
Lord Jagannath and his divine siblings will make their homeward journey to the Srimandir after their nine-day sojourn at the Gundicha Temple in Puri on June 28 this year.
Following the mishap, all the injured were shifted to the Puri District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.