Festivals At Shreekhetra

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Chandan Purnima

Chandan Purnima:-

Chandan Purnima or popularly known as Chandan Jatra is celebrated on the full moon day of Baishakha (i.e. Baishakha Purnima). The festival, starting from Akshyaya Trutiya, lasts for twenty-one days and is held in the month of Baishakha at the height of the summer heat when Chandan (sandal paste) and water are vital to maintain people cool. Chandan Jatra marks the conclusion of the cycle of religious festivals observed in the famous shrine of Lord Jagannath at Puri. read more

Sahi Yatra

Sahi Jatra:-

Sahi Yatra is believed to have begun in 1230 AD. According to records, in the 11th century, during the reign of Chodoganga Deva, King of Puri, many ‘ kota ’s (forts), bastions and ‘jagagharas’ (gymnasiums) were developed to safeguard the temple town of Puri from invaders. ‘Sahi’ means locality. There are seven very old sahis in the holy town today on both sides of the main road and 42 by-lanes around the Jagannath temple of Puri. read more

Rahghu Nadan Besha

Ram Nabami:-

Shree Jagannath was more established as Shree Ram by saint Tulasi Das. Like that of all religious scholars who visited the temple of Shree Jagannath at Puri, saint Tulasi Das also visited and saw Shri Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra on the grand throne. Saint Tulasi Das, an ardent devotee of Shree Ram, was disappointed not to see Sri Ram on the grand throne of the Grand Temple at Puri. read more

Rathyatra

Rathyatra:-

The most celebrated and respected festival of Orissa, Ratha Yatra or the Car Festival, the Festival of Chariots, is held with religious grandeur at Puri, the south-east seashore town in Orissa. The presiding deities of the main temple, Sri Mandira, Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, with the celestial wheel Sudarshana are taken out from the temple precincts in an elaborate ritual procession and seated on three colorfully decorated huge chariots. read more

Jhulan Jatra

Jhulan Purnima:-

Lord Krishna and Lord Jagannath are but the different incarnations of Vishnu as described in Jayadeva’s Gitagovinda. Between the Mukti-Mandap and the main temple on a raised open stage the Krishna-Radha idols are placed in a decorated swing and whole array of Leelas, Bhajans and festivities goes on till late night in the precinct of Jagannath temple Puri. read more

Dola Jatra

Dola Jatra:-

Dola Yatra, the festival at puri is performed from the 10th day of bright fortnigh upto full moon day of Falguna. On this oceassion the representatives of the deities are taken to the Dola vedi where the play of Fagu or Holy is sprinkled and people participated in it with great rejoice. The festival is otherwise known as Basant Ustav. read more

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