Bahuda Jatra Celebrated at Shrivanikshetra

Bahuda Jatra Celebrated at ShrivanikshetraBhubaneswar: The Bahuda Jatra, the return journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, concluded peacefully at Shrivanikhetra on Monday.

Different rituals associated with this auspicious occasion like Mangala Arati, Mailama, Tadapalagi, Rosha Homa, Abakasha, Surya Pooja, Dwarapala Pooja and so on commenced early morning as per the ethics and rituals of Mahaprabhu Shri Jagannath Temple of Shrikshetra, Puri.

Pahandi Bije of the three deities was performed in the afternoon, after the observance of holy ritual of Chherapahanra by Kamalakant Rout, Temple Administrator.

Pulling of the three chariots from the ‘Shri Gundicha Temple’ to Shrivanikshetra of KISS started at 4.30 PM. Women devotees pull Subhadra’s Chariot.

More than 30 thousands of local devotees, staffs and students of KISS and KIIT gathered to observe the Bahuda Jatra at KISS.

Several other programmes like Bhajana Samaroh by different musical groups from Odisha and outside, Prabachana and other cultural programmes were organised between the Ratha Jatra and Bahuda Jatra here.

The Suna Besha of the deities will be held tomorrow on Ekadashi Tithi.

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