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Rath Yatra Anasara Rituals- Convalescing Deities Receive 'Phuluri Tela' Treatment

Puri: Lord Jagannath and the sibling deities, who are convalescing in Anasara chamber after falling ill following their symbolic bath during the Debasnana Purnima, received Phuluri Tela (herbal oil) treatment on Wednesday. As per rituals, ‘Phuluri Tela‘ prepared by Bada Odia mutt is applied to the deities on the fifth-day of their Ansara period today. […]

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Committee Formed To Ensure Smooth Conduct of Adhara Pana Ritual: SJTA

Puri: A day after the Suna Besha, Lord Balabhadra, Jagannath and Devi Subhadra will be offered a special drink called ‘Adhara Pana’ in a special ritual today evening. To ensure smooth conduct of the ritual, a committee has been set up by the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). The committee includes servitors of Suara Mahasuara […]

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Holy Trinity to relish ‘Adhara Pana’ today

Puri: A day after the Suna Besha, Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra will be offered a special drink called ‘Adhara Pana’ in a special ritual on Tuesday evening. The ‘pana’ is a rich drink prepared by the Mahasura servitors with milk, banana, cheese, aromatic spices and water. The water used […]

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Lakhs to get glimpse of Holy Trinity's Suna Besha today

Puri: Lakhs of devotees are expected to throng the pilgrim town to witness the Holy Trinity’s Suna Besha (also known as Raja Besha) today. During the Besha, Lord Jagannath and his siblings will be adorned with gold ornaments on their gigantic decorated chariots – Nandighosa, Taladhwaja and Debadalana. During the rituals of Suna Besha, deities […]

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The extended family of Jagannath

When you think about the Indian conception of God, most Gods live either alone or with their consorts. Jagannath lives with his elder brother and sister in his huge home at Puri. Quite a departure from the usual norm; it doesn’t end there too. Not only does he have more members in this wonderful ‘divine’ […]

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‘Banaka Lagi’ ritual of deities at Puri Srimandir today

Puri: The ‘Banaka lagi’ ritual of the Holy trinity will be conducted at the Puri Srimandir today by Datta Mohaptra servitors as the deities get glammed up for their ‘Nabajouban’ look tomorrow. This will be the first appearance of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra before the devotees after recuperating from their 15 days fever. Earlier, […]

Niladri Bije: Cop touches Subhadra’s idol, probe ordered

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has ordered a probe into the alleged touching of Devi Subhadra’s idol during the Niladri Bije ritual here in Puri on Thursday. Official sources said, a police official has been accused of touching the deity during the pahandi ceremony in the evening. The officer in dock has been identified as […]

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Bahuda Yatra: Chariots begin to roll from Gundicha to Srimandir

Puri: The Trinity are all set to return to their abode, the Srimandir, as chariots began to roll on Grand Road from Gundicha Temple on Bahuda Yatra today. The rituals, including Chhera Panhara, were completed one hour before scheduled time. Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb was brought in a palanquin to the chariots after the Pahandi rituals […]

Bahuda Yatra: Pahandi rituals of Trinity completed

Puri: The Pahandi rituals of the Trinity have completed and the sibling deities are seated atop their respective chariots after coming out of the Gundicha temple in Dhadi Pahandi or line procession for the Bahuda Yatra today. Amid ‘Jai Jagannath’ and ‘Hari Bol’ chanting, Lord Sudarsan was first brought out and servitors soon carried Lord […]

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Rath Yatra: Trinity enters Gundicha Temple as Pahandi completed

Puri: Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Goddess Subhadra entered the Gundicha temple after the Pahandi rituals were completed at 8.50 pm today. Lord Sudarshan was carried into the temple after the three deities which marked the end of Pahandi.   After the evening ritual of ‘Sandhya dhoopa’, the deities were carried one after another to […]

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Rath Yatra: Foreigners held for entering Gundicha Temple

Puri: Two residents of Chile were detained by police for entering Gundicha Temple here on Tuesday. Even though non-Hindus are prohibited from entering the Gundicha Temple, servitors today spotted two foreigners roaming inside the temple. The servitors detained the duo and handed over to police. The police whisked them away to nearby police station for […]

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Rath Yatra 2017: Adapa Mandapa Bije of Trinity today

Puri: Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra will step on to the adapa mandapa inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Gundicha temple in Puri today. The Gundicha temple has been decked up for this nine-day fete. After the sandhya dhupa ritual, the deities will be taken inside the temple in a ceremonial procession. A similar pahandi […]

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Lakhs witness ‘Adharapana’ ritual of deities in Puri

Lakhs of devotees witnessed the ‘Adharapana’ ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra in the pilgrim town today

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Flag on Balabhadra’s chariot blown away during Ratha Jatra

The flag of the Taladhwaja, the chariot of Lord Balabhadra, was blown away today soon after it was set up atop the chariot during the world famous Ratha Jatra in the pilgrim city

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Lord Jagannath's bathing festival draws thousands of devotees

Puri: Thousands of devotees from different parts of the country today gathered here to catch a glimpse of Lord Jagannath’s ceremonial bathing rituals, held on an open pandal, within the premises of the 12th century temple. The festival, also known as Deva Snana Purnima, takes place on the full moon day in the month of […]