Bahuda Yatra-End of Lords’ Nine Days’ Journey

If you have missed Rath Yatra of  Lord Jagannath then still have chance to see some celebrations like Bahuda Yatra and SunaBesha. This year, these are happening on 3rd July and 4th July of this year. The return journey or Lords from Gundicha temple to Puri temple is called as Bahuda Yatra. Continue reading Bahuda Yatra-End of Lords’ Nine Days’ Journey

Ritual Dates of Rath Yatra 2017

The Rath Yatra festival in Puri is the only occasion when non-Hindu devotees, who aren’t allowed inside the temple, can get their glimpse of the deities. A mere glimpse of Lord Jagannath on the chariot, or even to touch the chariot, is considered to be very auspicious. Continue reading Ritual Dates of Rath Yatra 2017

Suna Besa: The Last Precious Ceremony of Rath Yatra

Suna Besha in Puri observed five times during a year. Generally the besha happen on Bijaya Dashami in October, Kartik Purnima in November Pausa Purnima in December,  Magha Purnima in January & Asadha Ekadashi in July . The last Besha is observed on the chariot in front of Temple, other four Besha are observed in temple. Continue reading Suna Besa: The Last Precious Ceremony of Rath Yatra

Raja Festival: Honor to Womanhood

Every year the month of June is the starting of ceremony for Odias.  Nowadays, the Odia festivals are celebrated by the whole world. Odia festivals are important part of Odia culture and Raja festival is one among the prominent ones. It is the three days celebration, which has been observed by women of Odisha. Continue reading Raja Festival: Honor to Womanhood

Reasons that Compel You for a Puri Rath Yatra Visit

Rath Yatra festival of Odisha is exclusively dedicated to Lord Jagannath, who is believed as the Lord of the Universe by Hindu devotees. Visiting the Jagannath Temple at Puri during the occasion of Rath Yatra is considered to be extremely auspicious. Here are few things that let you understand, why going to Rath Yatra is good for you: Continue reading Reasons that Compel You for a Puri Rath Yatra Visit

Debasnana Purnima: First Ceremony of Hindus

Puri will be in news for this month because this is the month of celebration. Devotees from all over Odisha, India and even from foreign countries are waiting for this festival. Debasnana Purnima is the first important festival before starting the Rath Yatra or Car Festival is Snana Yatra. Snana Yatra means Bathing Festival.  Continue reading Debasnana Purnima: First Ceremony of Hindus