Rath Yatra this year is being conducted with participation of devotees. For past two years , devotees were not allowed in view of the COVID19 pandemic. Here are some images of how Rath Yatra looked like then and now.
With Ratha Jatra drawing to a close, the Holy Trinity returned to their sanctum sanctorum in Puri Srimandir during Niladri Bije.
Rituals underway for the Niladri Bije of Lord Jagannath and Sibling deities.
Lord Balabhadra being taken into the Puri Srimandir in Goti Pahandi as a part of Ratha Jatra’s Niladri Bije ritual.
Lord Jagannath concluded his 9-day soujourn to His aunt’s place and returned to Puri Srimandir during Bahuda Jatra.
Chariot pulling of ‘Taladhwaja’ chariot of Lord Balabhadra began ahead of schedule during Bahuda Jatra which marks the conclusion of the Holy Trinity’s 9-day sojourn.
Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb conducts Chhera Panhara on Chariots ahead of the Holy Trinity’s return to Puri Srimandir in Bahuda Jatra.
Lord Jagannath being taken to the Chariot in Pahandi ritual as the Holy Trinity began their return journey to Puri Srimandir in Bahuda Jatra today.
Lord Sudarshan & Balabhadra being taken to the Chariot in Pahandi ritual as Lord Jagannath & His siblings began their return journey to Puri Srimandir in Bahuda Jatra today.
Jagannath is the Lord of the Universe. People find innovative and unique ways to show their devotion & offer worship to Him. A devotee from Balabhadrapur village under Niali Block of Cuttack district has come up with this unique idea.
The Puri Police has reportedly detained 10 persons on charges of violating the curfew imposed in the holy town during the Ratha Jatra celebrations. Among the 10 persons detained were two ISKCON devotees - Atul Krishna and Govind Krsna Das who hail from Kurukhetra, Haryana.
A bow to the lord and then off he goes.
Amid religious fervour, Holy siblings Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Mahaprabhu Jagannath embarked on a nine-day sojourn today.
Lord Jagannath’s Nandighosha chariot begins its journey towards Gundicha Temple. Ratha Jatra is being conducted without devotees this year like the previous year.
Amid the beating of cymbals and bells, the pulling of the three gigantic chariots of the Holy Trinity begins in Puri - the abode of Lord Jagannath.
After the Holy Trinity was placed on the chariots, Puri King Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb conducted the ‘Chhera Panhara’ rituals with a golden broom on the chariots.
Pahandi rituals of the Holy Trinity concluded after the deities were ushered out of the Srimandir and placed on their respective chariots.
Lord Jagannath was taken to His chariot in Pahandi ritual after Lord Balabhadra & Goddess Subhadra.
'Pahandi Bije' of the Holy Trinity begins; Lord Jagannath & His siblings will be taken to the chariots in 'Dhadi Pahandi'
Lord Jagannath and his siblings to begin their 9-day sojourn to Sri Gundicha temple today.
On the eve of Rath Yatra, acclaimed sand artist and Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik sculpted the biggest 3D sand art of Lord Jagannath's chariot (Nandighosa) at Puri sea beach in Odisha. The sand sculpture is 43.2 feet long and 35 feet wide.
Priyanka Sahani lives in Bhubaneswar and is a software engineer by profession. She has pledged to create 108 miniature paintings of Lord Jagannath & His siblings ahead of the Rath Yatra this year.
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday (July 6) rejected all petitions seeking permission to hold Rath Yatra in other Jagannath temples of Odisha except the Puri Srimandir. The Apex Court held that Odisha Government has taken a considered decision keeping in mind the current second wave of the Covid-19.
Covid-19 pandemic may have restricted devotees from participating in the annual holy Rath Yatra for the last two years. However, for this youth, these restrictions have further enhanced the devotion for Lord Jagannath.
This year too, Deba Snana Purnima of the Holy Trinity will be held without devotees at Puri. In view of the grim pandemic situation and extension of curbs by the state government, Deba Snana Purnima, the ritualistic bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannath and His siblings on June 24 will be observed sans devotees like last year. SJTA (Shree Jagannath Temple Administration) chief Krishan Kumar informed that Puri Srimandir will remain out of bounds for devotees till July 25th and a decision regarding allowing devotees for darshan would be taken after Rath Yatra.
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