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.
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.
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 Sankaracharya has accepted the invitation and he will come to Rath Yatra tomorrow with his six of his disciples.
The chariots are made by connecting the food grains using the babul paste, he said. There was no iron nail or other chemical items used in the chariot.
The Chariots of the Holy Trinity reached Singhadwara before the Holy Trinity embark on their 9-day sojourn (Rath Yatra) on Monday.
Rain likely in the early morning, during the rituals like Pahandi, Chera Pahara. But as the chariots get ready to see the juggernaut roll, in order to steal a look, the anxious Sun God will bloom on the horizon
CM Naveen Patnaik sought cooperation of all for smooth conduct of annual Rath Yatra in Puri beginning July 12
The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday struck down all petitions seeking celebrations of Rath Yatra in other parts of Odisha this year as the State battles the second wave of the Covid pandemic.
A special offering is being served to the deities of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri to help them fully recover from the fever ahead of the Rath Yatra. The herbal medicine called Dasamula Modaka is offered to the divine siblings as per the long-followed tradition.
Around 1200 gram of gold will be required to renovate the ornaments of the Holy Trinity at Puri Jagannath Temple. The required amount of the precious yellow metal will be brought from Lord Jagannath’s bank account with the State Bank of India.
The authorities of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri on Saturday laid out some important guidelines for strict implementation during the observance of this year’s Rath Yatra scheduled to commence on July 12.
Local residents will not be allowed to come to terrace to witness Rath Yatra as it comes under the curfew restrictions
Snana Jatra or the holy bathing ceremony of the sibling deities - Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra - is performed at Puri Srimandir every year on Jyeshtha Purnima, i.e., on the full moon day of the month of 'Jyeshtha (May-June). Today, on this pious occasion, the Holy Trinity and Chakradhar Sudarsan took a ceremonial holy bath with 108 pitchers of sacred water and were later adorned in Gajanana Besha. All the rituals were carried out at the Snana Mandap. The Snana Yatra culminates after the Lords are taken to the 'Anasara Ghara' on Pahandi.
Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel and the minister of state for home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja on Thursday, performed puja of the Jalyatra, which marks the beginning of preparations for Lord Jagannath's annual Rath Yatra held on every Ashadhi - Bij.