Devasnana Purnima falls on the full moon day of the month of Jyestha. On this day, the deities are taken out from the sanctum sanctorum in a traditional procession called ‘Pahandi’ and placed atop the Snana bedi or bathing altar, located in the northeast corner of the Bahara Bedha.
It is believed that the devotees can avail the same blessings and fortune of Lord Jagannath darshan by having the darshan of Lord Alarnath.
Marking the beginning of the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath, and Devi Subhadra, the Snana Purnima rituals started in Puri amidst
A Rajasthan devotee while witnessing the bathing rituals of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra in the temple fell ill and collapsed on the ground.
A Jagannath Temple Police (JTP) personnel first spotted the blood stains and reported it to the servitors. It is suspected that any servitor might have sustained injuries during observation of ‘Deva Snana’ rituals.
As per initial reports, the devotee from Rajasthan reportedly fell sick while he had gone to Puri Srimandir for the darshan of the deities.
Deba Snana Purnima or Snana Yatra is believed to be the birthday of Lord Jagannath. Because of this, the festival assumes importance. The main attraction of the festival is the Hati Besha of the deities, which is conducted after the Chhera Panhara ritual.
Around 60 platoons of police force have been deployed for maintaining law and order and other traffic arrangements. Puri Police has also issued a detailed traffic advisory so that devotees coming to the holy town do not face any problems.
Deva Snana Purnima is a significant ritual prior to the famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri.
For 'Bahuta Kanta' ritual, darshan for the devotees will be suspended from 6 am to 2 pm on Saturday.
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ADG, Law and Order, RK Sharma said, “As the Snana Purnima festival will be held with the participation of devotees, elaborate security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the rituals.”
The Puri police have also issued traffic advisory for Snana Purnima rituals.
With Just one day left for the Snana Purnima festival, Srimandir has come alive with all sorts of activities relating to it. The bedecked bathing altar is now waiting for the arrival of the Trinity.
Giving more information about this, Puri District Collector Samarth Verma on Tuesday said, “Some portion of the Snana Bedi needs repairing. That’s why the administration in collaboration with Archaeological Survey of India will carry out its repair work."
Since devotees are going to take part in the annual Rath Yatra festival after a gap of two years, this year’s festivals like Snana Purnima and Rath Yatra have assumed much importance.
Snana Purnima, the foremost ritual of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra in Puri is all set to welcome back devotees to the spectacle after two years of restrictions imposed in the wake of Covid pandemic.
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.
Though the entry of the helicopter into the restricted zone raised serious security concerns at the Puri temple, the SP, Puri, Kanwar Vishal Singh said that the chopper belonged to the Indian Coast Guard and there was nothing to worry about.