Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Rath Yatra: One Of India’s Most Fascinating Festivals.

Millions of devotees have an great desire to pull the "deities" chariots in Badadanda, Puri odisha. People believe that by pulling the chariots or by devotion to the Lord  destroys their sins committed knowingly or unknowingly.

Puri Rath Yatra.

 Lord Jagannath chariot is known as Nandighosa which is forty- five feet high and forty five feet square at the wheel level. The Chariot of Lord Jagannath made of Sixteen Wheels and ornamented with a cover made of Yellow and red color cloth. The chariot of Lord Balarama is known as Taladhwaja which is forty- four feet high with fourteen wheels and the palm tree on its flag. And the chariot of Goddess Shubhadra is known as Dwarpadalana, forty-three feet high with twelve wheels, decorated with a covering of red and black cloth.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

"Alarnath Temple Also Known as Lord Jagannath Temple"

Lord Alarnath temple is situated in Brahmagiri. The temple is just around 25 km from Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri odisha. When the public darshan of the Lord Jagannath in the main temple at Puri remain closed for a fortnight for Anavasara, lakhs of devotees visit to the Alarnath temple at Brahmagiri. Anavasara is the two weeks period when Lord Jagannatha takes rest in isolation from the rest of the world after suffering from fever due to the annual bathing festival called debasnana purnima. It is a small temple. Lord Alarnath is a four-armed Vishnu deity with Sankha, Chakra, Gadha and Padma. 

Lord Alarnath

During Anavasara period Mahaprabhu Chaitanya visited puri but could not see Lord Jagannath. As he was disappointed but Lord Jagannath give the Indication to visit Lord Alarnath temple. On his visit he was praying god on a stone and that stone kept inside the temple and called as prema- sila.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Snana Yatra at Puri Jagannath Temple held on 9th June 2017.

The Snana Yatra or Snana Purnima is a bathing festival which celebrated on the Purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha month. It is an important festival of the Lord Jagannath devotees. This is the first occasion or First festival in a year as per the Hindu calendar, when the deities Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Maa Subhadra,Lord Sudarshan, and Lord Madanmohan are brought out from the Jagannath Temple (Puri) and taken in a procession to the Snana Bedi or Snana Mandap. The water for the whole event will be collected from the well located near northern gate of the temple. Bathing rituals will be performed with 108 vessels of water and decorated for a public audience with the devotees. 

Lord Jagannath .

It is a belief among devotees of Lord Jagannath that if they make a pilgrimage to see the deity on this day, they would be cleansed of all of their sins. Lakhs of devotees visit the temple on the occasion to visit Mahaprabhu Lord Jagannath. Later the deities were decorated in Sada Besha with new clothes.