Register | Login
BREAKING NOW
  Odisha: Hefty Diwali bonanza for contract doctors       GoAir services from city airport from Oct 26       Security beefed up in Bhubaneswar for Diwali       Canadian Parliament attacked, two killed       Hudhud aftermath: Koraput tribals face drinking water shortage       National Seeds Corporation joins hand with Odisha, to provide 50,000 quintals potato seed    
Thu, 23rd Oct, 2014 | Updated: 06:33:46 (GMT) Web Site
Hotel Search* Check in: Calender Check Out: Calender
Travel Destination
Lakhs of Devotees throng Puri to witness Deva-snana Purnima
By Our correspondent  Published on: 03-Jun-2012 10:30:40
Place: Puri
 
   views 1795    Print page  

Puri (Odisha): Lakhs of devotees throng to the pilgrim city puri to witness debasnana purnima of presiding Deities – Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra today.

Lakhs of Devotees throng Puri to witness Deva-snana Purnima

The district and temple administration made elaborate arrangements. Heavy police personnel have been deployed in the city and temple premises to avoid any unwanted situation.

The deities will be escorted out of the sanctum sanctorum in a ceremonial pahandi procession to the snana vedi (bathing altar) located on the outer temple complex facing the East, where the deities will be bathed with 108 pitchers of aromatic water by the servitors.

Following this, the deities will be dressed in ‘elephant attire’ popularly called Haati Vesha. The devotees then can have darshan from outside the temple as the raised altar gives full view of the deities.

Each year on Snana Purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha, this bathing festival is celebrated. It is an important festival ahead of the Puri Rath yatra.

This is the first occasion in the year as per the Hindu calendar, when the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan, and Madanmohan are brought out from the Jagannath Temple and taken in a procession to the Snana Bedi. Then they are ceremonially bathed and decorated. After that the devotees can have a darsan and get the blessings of the Lords.

KEYWORDS:
Write to Editor
Similar stories you may like
NEWS VIDEOS
POST YOUR COMMENTS


Opinion Poll
Is Bhubaneswar turning into Crime Capital of Odisha
Yes No Can't Say
     View Results
  Vedic Atrology Predictions
Enter Name
Enter Date of Birth
Photos Gallery >>
Hot & Sexy Ipsita Pati (6)
Read Abducted MLA's Letter to Odisha CM from Maoist Hideout (0)
More Photos
Search
Odishatoday
 
About Us  |  Careers  |  Advertise With Us  | Terms & Conditions  |  Disclaimer  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us  |  Feedback
© All Rights Reserved With ODISHA TODAY PRIVATE LIMITED
Site Designed and Developed by IndiahostingsIndiahostings