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Rath Yatra to be held tomorrow at KISS Shree Bani Khetra, Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: Preparations for Rath Yatra have almost been finished at the Shree Bani Khetra in KISS premises. Devotees are very much excited and anxiously waiting for tomorrow to witness the different rituals tomorrow including the very special of them, chariot pulling.

Navajoubana Darshana

The Netrotsava and Navajoubana darshana rituals were held Tuesday in Shree Bani Khetra. Thousands of devotees visited the Lord Jagannath temple in KISS premises to get a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra to witness the Nabajoubana besha.


All three chariots have been decked up and are kept ready. As if the three chariots, Nandighosha, Darpadalana and Taladhwaja, of Shree Bani Khetra, are waiting for the lords to carry them to their Aunt’s house tomorrow.

Preparatory meeting

The final meeting for Rath Yatra 2019 was held today to organise the car festival peacefully and successfully in Shree Bani Khetra. Founder of KISS and KIIT, Lok Sabha MP Dr Achyuta Samanta presided over this meeting. Peaceful execution of Rath Yatra, proper execution of the rituals, peaceful pulling of the chariots and peaceful darshan by the devotees at the Gundicha temple were among the main points which were discussed in the meeting.

Also read: Photo Feature: Rath Yatra 2019 Preparations


As per the Jagannath Temple administration of Shree Bani Khetra, the rituals to be executed tomorrow are as follows:

  • 5.00 am:  Mangala Alati, followed by Mailama, Roshahoma, Abakasha and Suryapuja
  • 8.30 am: Khechudi bhoga offering
  • 9.00 am: Rathapratishtha, Mangalarpana rituals
  • 10.30 am: Beginning of Pahandi (to be finished by 12 noon)
  • 3.00 pm: Chherapanhara
  • 4.30 pm: Chariot pulling
Devi Subhadra’s chariot pulled by women

The speciality of KISS Rath Yatra is that the chariot of Devi Subhadra is pulled only by women. The festival is to be continued for nine days. During the lords’ residing at the Gundicha temple, cultural programmes are organised every evening.

All the rituals of KISS Rath Yatra are executed inspired by the rituals of the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri.

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