Though the oil is prepared on the fifth day of the annual festival but it is applied on the idols during the hibernation in the next year.
Puri: Lord Jagannath and the sibling deities are in the Anasara or secret hideout to recover from an illness following a grand bath on Debasnana Purnima – the precursor to Rath Yatra. The traditional healers who have the hereditary duty of curing the deities have begun a special treatment with ‘phulri tela’ from Wednesday for […]
Lord Jagannath brushes his teeth and chews a ‘paan’ each day, but he does not take bath throughout the year. Well he does, but it is a symbolic ritual. Every morning, he is dressed in barebones clothing; only two pieces of cloth known as tadapa and uttari. The tadapa is wound around his waist while […]
Puri: With the beginning of ‘Anasara’ period from today (15-day-long period during which Holy Trinity stays away from public darshan) after the conclusion of Deba Snana Purnima rituals in Puri Srimandir yesterday, devotees have started thronging Alarnath Temple in Brahmagiri to seek blessings of Lord Alarnath, an avatar of Lord Jagannath. Today on the first […]