Devotees from far and wide will finally get chance to witness the bliss of Lord Jagannath before their eyes with the reopening of the Puri Srimandir for general public from tomorrow onwards after several months of Covid hiatus.
One of the most spectacular rituals of the annual Ratha Jatra, Suna Besha of the sibling deities - also called the Rajadhiraja Besha - is performed a day after the Holy Trinity return to their abode following a 9-day sojourn at the Gundicha. The divine triad of Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra, atop their chariots on Puri Badadanda donned a resplendent attire of gold. Like previous year, the rituals were performed without congregation of devotees due to restrictions imposed in the wake of the current pandemic situation.
Lord Jagannath & His sibling deities adorned gold ornaments and basked in golden glory during the Suna Besha rituals on the chariots at Puri Srimandir.
This adorable girl from Puri is an ardent devotee of Lord Jagannath.
The Suna Besha or golden attire of the Holy Trinity will be performed today in Puri without public participation like last year due to Covid-19 pandemic
Quite similar to the Ratha Jatra festival, the return journey 'Bahuda Jatra' of the Holy Trinity from Gundicha temple to Srimandir in Puri also began almost two hours ahead of the schedule. After the nine-day annual sojourn at the Gundicha ended today, Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra returned to Ratna Bedi on their majestic chariots. On way, the sibling deities were fed with their favourite offering of Poda Pitha.
Srimandir and its periphery can be explained according to a yogic interpretation
Puri was a big draw for medieval saints from across the country. The most notable among them were Shankaracharya, Shri Chaitanya, Ramanujacharya, Ballabhacharya, Guru Nanak, Kabir, Tulsi Das and Swami Ramdas
Servitors started the rituals as per tradition since last night for the return journey of the divine trinity. Rituals like Bahuda Kanta, Charabandha, Kusumilagi have been performed.
On the occasion of the welcoming of the deities of Lord Balabhadra, Jagannath and Devi Subhadra to the Gundicha Temple on Tuesday, little Swayam performed some acrobatic stunts and entertained the many sevayats, officials and police at the spot.
The annual car fest of the Holy Trinity was held at the world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri but without the participation of devotees for the second year in a row because of the pandemic restrictions. After the ceremonial Pahandi, Lord Jagannath and His siblings were placed atop their chariots for their annual sojourn. Millions of devotees in Odisha and across the world witnessed the traditional ceremony on their TV sets, mobile phones and computers during the live telecast and streaming of the rituals and grand procession on the Grand Road of the temple town.
As per the government decision, only servitors are pulling the chariots of the Holy Trinity due to restrictions on public participation amid Covid pandemic
With only few hours left for the pulling of chariots, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), district administration and police have left no stone unturned to ensure the smooth conduct of the mega festival as per government guidelines.
The Chariots of the Holy Trinity reached Singhadwara before the Holy Trinity embark on their 9-day sojourn (Rath Yatra) on Monday.
Following their stay in Anasara Ghara & treatment by a host of potions, Lord Jagannath & his siblings have recovered from fever
Priyanka, who learnt the skills from her late father Bibekananda Sahani, so far has drawn 35 images of the holy Trinity on different things like- almond, jackfruit seeds, rajma ( kidney beans), nutmeg, banana, cinnamon stick, chewing gum, nails and others.
These twins who are just three and a half months old have been given a big responsibility. They have been inducted as Daitapati servitors of Lord Jagannath in Puri Srimandir.
The Holy Trinity-Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadrika are gradually recovering from fever following Phuluri oil treatment.
Ahead of the chariot festival of Holy Trinity, gold ornaments of Mahaprabhu Jagannath and His elder brother Lord Balabhadra, will be repaired.
Various gold ornaments of Lord Jagannath and his brother Lord Balabhadra, which the Deities adorn during 'Suna Besha', will be repaired soon
After the ceremonial bath, Lord Jagannath and his siblings-Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra traditionally fell ill and have been kept in a sick room (Anasara Gruha) to recuperate in a fortnight.
In a bid to prevent congregation and movement of public due to Covid pandemic, the district administration has decided to impose prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC for the smooth conduct of Snana Yatra (divine bathing rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings) scheduled to be performed on June 24.
Many a devotee who silently hoped that Jagannath Rath Yatra would happen in all famous temples of Odisha are left disappointed.
Prohibitory orders will be slapped at Narendra Puskarini for the upcoming Chandan Yatra of Lord Jagannath as the mega event will be held without the presence of devotees and pilgrims this year too due to Covid-19 restrictions.
One of the most famous festivals associated with Lord Jagannath, the Chandan Yatra will be observed this year without the participation of devotees. Puri district Collector Samarth Verma made the major announcement after a crucial Chhattisa Nijog meeting today.