As per tradition, the Bhoi servitors have started dismantling of the three chariots placed in front of Singha Dwara in presence of Bhoi Sardar after due permission from the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).
The return of the sibling deities to their holy abode Srimandir marks the end of the annual sojourn of the Lords. The final ritual conducted during Rath Yatra is Niladri Bije, the return of the deities back to sanctum sanctorum.
Odisha’s iconic sweet Rasagola assumes a special place in Jagannath culture, especially in Rath Yatra. On the last day of Rath Yatra festival, Goddess Laxmi is offered Rasagola as bhog as part of the age-old Niladri Bije rituals.
A day after Suna Besha (golden attire ritual), Lord Jagannath and His siblings are offered the Adhara Pana, a rich sweet drink made up of an assortment of milk, banana, cheese, black pepper, nutmeg, camphor and other ingredients and spices.
The Holy siblings – Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra – dazzled in golden attire atop their chariots during Suna Besha ritual, also known as the Rajadhiraja Besha, today (July 10). Catch a few glimpses of the iconic ritual as Trinity receives a golden makeover.
Bahuda Yatra - Chariots Roll On Badadanda
Bahuda Yatra - Chariot Pulling Begins
Puri Rath Yatra - Drone Shots Capture Bahuda Yatra
Rath Yatra - Lord Jagannath makes his way to His chariot Nandighosa. The servitor ushered the Lord on to the chariot in ceremonial Pahandi rituals. The Lord concluded his stay at the Gundicha temple and will retrun to the Srimandir In Bahuda Yatra.
Bahuda Yata of the Holy Trinity - Devi Subhadra being taken to the Darpadalana chariot as deities prepare for the return journey to Srimandir. The Deities concluded their stay at the Gundicha temple and will retrun to the Srimandir in Bahuda Yatra.
Rath Yatra - Lord Balabhadra being taken to his chariot Taladhwaja in the ceremonia Pahandi ritual. After being taken to the chariots, the deities will begin their Bahuda Yatra or return journey. The 'Pahandi' rituals started ahead of schedule today.
Puri Rath Yatra | Lord Jagannath will retrun to Puri Srimandir in Bahuda Yatra. The Lord and the Deities were brought to the chariots near Gundicha temple in Pahandi. During the Bahuda Yatra, the Deities will return to Srimandir after concluding their sojourn.
Rath Yatra In Puri | Aerial View Captures Chariots & Devotees In Puri during the Bahuda Yatra on Satruday (July 9). The Holy Trinity will return to Srimandir from the Gundicha temple in Bahuda Yatra today.
Devotees have thronged the holy town of Puri for the Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath today. As per the tradition, all the rituals began much earlier inside
Drenched in the love of Lord Jagannath, a Muslim devotee, Mohammed Dawood, also known as Mastan Baba was seen dancing to the tunes of Jagannath Janana on Friday.
According to sources, the mishap occurred during the Rath Yatra celebrations at Jarasingha area in Deogaon block of Bolangir district.
After the sandhya dhupa ritual, the deities were taken inside the temple in a ceremonial procession. A similar pahandi bije ritual of the deities was performed as was done when the deities were brought outside the Srimandira before Rath Yatra.
A huge covered space has been made by Railways to accommodate 15,000 devotees with Food Court, Drinking Water and Toilet facilities.
As the Badadanda (Grand Road) in Puri witnessed a sea of devotees on Rath Yatra on Friday, a green corridor was created to facilitate ambulance movement in emergencies
The most awaited moment of the Rath Yatra has finally arrived. Lord Jagannath's chariot 'Nandighosa' begins to roll on the Badadanda towards Gundicha temple. Watch this video.
After eldest brother Lord Balabhadra set towards Gundicha, the pulling of the Devi Subhadra's chariot - 'Debadalana commenced with the rhythms of traditional instruments creating an extremely spiritual atmosphere. Watch this video.
The incidence of suicide by devotees by either jumping from a pinnacle or lying themselves under the wheels of chariots have been referred to in many writings
Historians opine that sometime in 1230s Jagannath triad emerged in the Puri temple and hence, Ratha Yatra of the three must have started thereafter.
Lord Balabhadra's 'Taladhwaja' Rath rolls on Badadanda as pulling of chariot begins amid loud chants of Hari Bola and conchs and gongs reverberating in the air on Rath Yatra in Puri. Watch this video.
For this combined, hybrid model of Pidha and rekha style of Kalinga architecture, one has to go to the 14th century Bhaskaresvara temple
Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb, the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, performs Chhera Pahanra or the ceremonial sweeping of the chariot of Lord Jagannath. Watch this video.
Puri Gajapati, the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, came seated atop his royal palanquin from the Raja Nahara to perform Chhera Pahanra. On each of the chariots, servitors sprinkled fragrant water and flowers as Gajapati swept platforms with a golden broom. Watch this video.
The participation of devotees for Rath Yatra this year was allowed after a gap of two years due to outbreak of COVID pandemic. Enthusiasm among devotees is clearly visible as nine-day annual Rath Yatra of Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Mahaprabhu Jagannath begins. Watch this video.
Watch this captivating moment of the ceremonial Dhadi Pahandi procession Lord Jagannath, moving with the melodious rhythms of ghanta and Kahali to the Nandighosa chariot in an environment filled with emotion on Rath Yatra.
Spirituality is at its peak on Bada Danda (Grand Road) in Puri as the sibling deities were ushered out of their abode in Pahandi Bije on Rath Yatra today. In the three colourful and gigantic chariots, the Trinity embarks on a nine day sojourn to their aunt's place - Gundicha temple.
On Rath Yatra, sibling deities stepped out of Srimandir in ceremonial Pahandi to meet their beloved devotees. Catch the grand spectacle from pilgrim town of Puri.
Before the commencement of the Rath Yatra, Union Home Minister Amit Shah performed 'mangla aarti' (auspicious ritual to pay obeisance to Lord) of the deities in the temple in the early hours.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra today.
Meanwhile, devotees have flock to Badadanda in large number to witness the annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity.
The three gigantic chariots of Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are decked up and ready outside Srimandir for their annual sojourn to Gundicha temple on Friday (July 1).
By the grace of God, we do not have a severe COVID pandemic this year around. So, we are observing the festival this time with full public attendance, Puri King said.
The Puri Police has chalked out the route plan for devotees planning to visit Puri for Rath Yatra. The route chart and traffic advisory was shared on social media for convenience of devotees coming from Bhubaneswar-side. Route charts have been shared for both two wheelers and four wheeler vehicles as well.
The district administration has formed three teams for which 39 fire services personnel have been engaged to tackle probable drowning cases during Rath Yatra.
A day before the sibling deities undertake their sojourn to their aunt’s place, the chariots were pulled to Singhadhar of Puri Jagannath temple after the Agyan Mala bije rituals. The mega event is being held with public participation after a two-year pandemic hiatus.
Devotees heaved a sigh of relief after having darshan of the deities in their youthful looks (Nabajoubana besha).