Spiritual Seats: Ashrams

मठ एवं आश्रम (maṭha and āśrama) Centring round the great temple of Lord Jagannath,many a Matha (Monasteries) grew up gradually in course of time in this holy town.In the past many Saints and Sadhus had come to Puri to have darshan of Lord Jagannath.They came in contact with and influenced the Gajapati Kings through their […]

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Festivals of Jagannath

DOLA YATRA This is Celebrated from the tenth day of the bright fortnight of Falguna up to the full moon day. The representative deities Dologobinda, Bhudevi and Sreedevi are taken in a procession to Dolabedi located outside the outer compound wall of the main Temple and special rites are performed. CHANDAN YATRA This Takes place […]

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Daily Rituals

(The timings are subject to change depending upon the rituals of the day as prescribed by the Vedic Astrologer (see ABAKASH) 1. “DWARPHITA & MANGAL ALATI ” AT 5 A.M. (Opening of the door and morning prayer) The door opens early in the morning in the presence of the five specific sevayats after verification of […]

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Radha-Damodara Vesha

राधा (rādhā) means various things and people prosperity and success and refers to the completion of karma related to birth thereby becoming eligible for mokṣa which marks the real success it refers to the 21st Nakṣatra Uttara Āsāḍha which houses 14/15 parts of the intercalary nakṣatra Abhijit which is the seat of Hari (Nārāyaṇa, Jagannāth). […]

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Badasrunghara Vesha

This is a very beautiful vesha. It is done before the night time ‘pahuda’, when the deities can take rest. Simply stated, it is the ‘night dress’ of Jagannath and siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra. It is therefore the vesha the deities appear in the following morning, for mangala arati. This vesha is mostly made of […]

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Abakasha Vesha

Costume Of Lord JagannathOn each and every day, the Abakash Besha (vesha) of Sri Lord Jagannath is made soon after completetion of Mangala Arati & Mailam. The schedule time of this Besha is between 6 AM to 6:30 AM . The morning brushing of teeth and procedure of bathing of deities is known as Abakash. […]

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