Today (July 23), Odisha is celebrating Rasagola Dibas. This is for the seventh year in succession, that Rasagola Dibas is being observed in Odisha to celebrate the sweet delicacy and share Odisha Rasagola's story and glory.
The Niladri Bije ritual will be held today in the afternoon without public participation like last year due to restrictions over Covid 19 pandemic.
Presence of several servitors on the chariots during Suna Besha, violating norms, has invited sharp reactions from devotees
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.
Lord Jagannath and His siblings adorned gold ornaments during the Suna Besha ritual, which was conducted without devotees for the second consecutive year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Gundicha temple is popularly known as the garden house of Lord Jagannath. Gundicha temple is built in ‘Kalinga’ temple style which comprises Viman (sanctum), Jagamohan, Natamandira and Bhogamandap
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.
As per legends, Lord Jagannath left for his aunt's house along with his brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra while leaving behind his wife Goddess Laxmi at Srimandir.
Amid the allegations of curfew norms violation during Ratha Jatra, police have started an investigation and issued show-cause notices to accused
The cracks were observed during an inspection of the chariots before the Dakhina Moda rituals, informed Ratha Construction Committee (RCC) supervisor Sudarshan Mekap
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.
When it comes to the devotion for the Lord; language, place and distance are never an obstacle.
The annual car festival of the Holy Trinity in Puri was held with much pomp and show, sans devotees for the second year in row.
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
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.
Understanding the sentiments of the public to carry on the ancient ritual, we have decided to permit this year's Rath Yatra in a limited fashion.
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.
Lord Jagannath, and his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra developed a fever after they were given a bath with sacred water contained in 108 pitchers on Snan Purnima day.
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.