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Tag: Rath Yatra 2017

Rath Yatra 2017
Rath Yatra 2017: Devotees across World celebrate chariot festival

Bhubaneswar: Chants of ‘Jai Jagannath’ thronged the globe as the devotees celebrated the famous Rath Yatra festival across the world amidst religious fervour and gaiety proving that Lord Jagannath is indeed the ‘Lord of the Universe’. The deities were brought swaying (Pahandi) to the chariots from the temples by the priests and servitors amidst playing […]

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Rath Yatra: Gajapati performs Chhera Panhara

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, known as the royal servitor of Lord Jagannath, performed the Chhera Panhara of the Trinity on their respective chariots. The Shankaracharya of the Govardhan Mutt paid his tributes to the deities before the Chhera Panhara rituals. The Puri Gajapati came seated atop his royal palanquin from the Raja Nahara or royal […]

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Tahia of Lord Jagannath captivates all; Its maker feels blessed

Puri: The captivating scene of the crown or tahia of Lord Jagannath swinging and moving like waves, makes the heart of devotees skip a beat. During the Pahandi on Rath Yatra when the three sibling deities come out of their abode, no matter how far a devotee is standing on the Grand Road, the moving […]

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Puri Rath Yatra 2017: Pahandi rituals begin

Puri: Among loud chants of Hari Bola and conchs and gongs reverberating in the air, the Pahandi rituals of Lord Sudarshan and the three deities of the Jagannath temple being carried to their respective chariots have begun for the Rath Yatra. The gorgeously decorated deities will be seated atop the chariots in which they will […]

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Rath Yatra 2017: Stage set for the annual festival of Lord Jagannath

Puri: The wait for millions of devotees across the globe to watch the Trinity – Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra – is over. In some time, the divine siblings will be atop the three grand chariots – the sight which devotees look forward to- on the occasion of annual Rath Yatra every year […]

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Rath Yatra 2017: Nabajouban darshan of deities begins in Puri

Puri: Ahead of the Rath Yatra, delay marred the conduct of the ‘Nabajouban’ darshan of the deities of Jagannath temple here on Saturday. According to reports, there was a delay of nearly four hours in completion of several rituals before the temple gates opened for devotees for the Nabajouban darshan today. Besides, darshan by devotees […]

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Climbing chariots, touching deities as impostors is punishable offence: SJTA

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has today stated that no devotees are allowed to climb the chariots or touch the deities during Rath Yatra. Criminal action will be taken against any one doing so as impostors in servitors’ attire will be legally punished, the Chief Temple Administrator today said. Pradip Jena, who is […]

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Rath Yatra 2017: 4 IGs with 127 platoon force to hold fort in Puri

Puri: With only three days left for the annual Rath Yatra, a review meeting on security, traffic and law and order for the festival was held here under the chairmanship of DGP KB Singh today. The security arrangements for the annual festival, scheduled to begin on June 25, have been divided into five categories. Four […]

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Servitors carry good news of Lord Jagannath's recovery to Gajapati

Puri: Servitors today visited Gajapati Dibya Singh Deb with the news that fever of the lords has receded. Along with tokens of blessings from Lord Jagannath, the servitors carried dried sandalwood flakes from Lord Jagannath’s body along with the deity’s ‘patta’ clothes on a vast silver plate. The deities are getting ready for their trip during […]

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Traditional healers prepare Dasamula medicine for Lord Jagannath

Puri: Traditional healers have prepared special medicine to cure the ailing deities of the Shree Jagannath Temple. After doses of the medicine ‘dasamula modaka’ are offered, Lords Jagannath and Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra are believed to get better. The deities, being taken care of at a secret site in the Jagannath temple, have been sick […]

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Trinity being worshipped as Patti Dian at Jagannath temple in Puri

Puri: The three deities of the Puri temple are unwell and have left the sanctum sactorum. But devotees visiting the temple still get to convey their prayers and put forth the worries of life before the Trinity who are present in form of patta chitra images known as ‘Patti Dian’. An incredible and unusual form […]

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Rath Yatra 2017: CM reviews preparedness after black flag protests

Puri: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday sought cooperation from people and other government officials for the smooth conduct of the annual Rath Yatra to be observed at Puri on June 25. At a special review meeting held at Puri, Patnaik reviewed the status of various projects and works including chariot construction being undertaken […]

Lord Jagannath treated with Phuluri Tela

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 […]

100 new buses announced for Rath Yatra

Cuttack: For devotees to commute hassle free to Puri during the Rath Yatra this year, the State Transport department today decided to ply additional 100 buses daily to the pilgrim city for the event. Transport Secretary Madhu Sudan Padhi today reviewed arrangements for visitors going to Puri by bus ahead of the world-famous Rath Yatra […]

Rath Yatra: The annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath

Lord Jagannath comes out of his temple to embark on a journey to his Aunt’s house every year during the most loved Odia festival Rath Yatra. The sibling trio leaves the Srimandir for the Gundicha temple for a nine day sojourn. A series of events and rituals revolving around the deities is held in the […]

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