Puri is the headline in the month of July, 2018 for its biggest celebration of the year. Devotees from every corner of the world are waiting for this festival. DebasnanaPurnima is the first important festival before starting the Rath Yatra or Car festival is Snana Yatra. Snanayatra means Bathing Festival, which was held on 28th June of 2018.
As per Hindus it is the first occasion of the year in the calendar. On this day all the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan and Madanmohan are bringing out of the main temple and with grand procession come to SnanaBedi, the place where all takes bath. This is the bath that shown to public, as it is a belief among devotees that if they will see deity on this day, all sins will be cleansed. So during this time, the temple is filled with uncounted devotees.
The ceremony is observed in a traditional way with full grandeur and is also one of the most anticipated rituals of the Lord Jagannath Temple. This bathing goes on for a few hours in the midst of kirtanas glorifying their ships and the chanting of the maha-mantra. Lord Jagannatha’sprasada is also offered to all visitors. Some even observe this festival as the birthday of Lord Jagannath. Devotees from different parts of the country come and witness this unique event.
Most of the hotels in Puri are offering special discounts and special arrangement for its customers to see all the rituals and deities easily in bare eyes. So If you want a hassle free Darshan of Lord’s bathing ceremony then must book Puri hotel in advance to get best facilities along with discounted price.