Bahuda Yatra: Puri Gajapati solemnises Chhera Panhara ritual

Puri: Puri king Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb on Friday solemnised Chhera Panhara ritual (sweeping of chariot floors) on the chariots of Lord Jagannath, His siblings elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Goddess Subhadra here on the occasion of Bahuda Yatra (Return journey) of the deities. Bahuda Yatra is the journey of the three chariots of […]

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Bhajan Samaroh held to mark Rath Yatra

Bhawanipatna: To observe the Rath Yatra festival of Lord Jagannath and His siblings, a cultural programme ‘Bhajan Samaroh’ was organised here on Saturday. Organised jointly by Kalahandi district administration and District Council of Culture at Mausima Temple here, the Bhajan programme was all about devotional songs for Lord Jagannath and His siblings elder brother Lord […]

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Rath Yatra: Chariots roll down Bada Danda ahead of schedule in Fani-hit Puri

Puri: The Rath Yatra was held on Thursday with fanfare, religious fervour and enthusiasm as lakhs of devotees thronged the Bada Danda to witness the divine event, marking the beginning of the annual nine day sojourn of the Lord Jagannath and His two siblings. The chariot pulling started ahead of schedule. Two months after cyclone […]

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Rath Yatra: Gajapati performs Chhera Panhara ritual with ceremonial gold broom

Puri: Puri king Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb performed Chhera Panhara ritual (sweeping of chariot floors) on Grand Road on Thursday here. The Chhera Panhara is considered one of the most important rituals performed during the annual Rath Yatra. As per the tradition, the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, Dibyasingha Deb arrived in his royal palanquin ‘Tamjan’ […]

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Rath Yatra: Ceremonial Pahandi procession of deities begins at Shree Mandir

Puri: The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra began on Thursday in Puri with the Daitapati servitors escorting the deities to their respective chariots in ceremonial Pahandi procession. The Pahandi ritual procession began with Lord Sudarshan. It will be followed by Lord Balabhadra, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Jagannath. Pahandi is a […]

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Devotees throng Puri Jagannath Temple to witness divine Snan Yatra, Hati Besa

Puri: Thousands of devotees thronged Jagannath Temple on Monday here to witness rituals of Snan Purnima or Hati Besa of Lord Jagannath and His siblings, the prelude to Rath Yatra, which begins on July 4. On the auspicious occasion, Lord Jagannath and His siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, and Sudarsan were given a ceremonial […]

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Puri Rath Yatra: No drones, choppers on Grand Road

Bhubaneswar: Low flying objects like helicopters and drone cameras on the Grand Road and Jagannath Temple premises in Puri will be prohibited on the day of Rath Yatra for security reasons, informed DGP Dr Rajendra Prasad Dharma on Tuesday. Ahead of the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and His siblings in Puri, the DGP […]

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