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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Adhara Pana: A Sweet Drink For ‘Rath Rakhyak’

Puri: A day after Suna Besha, when the sibling deities glittered in golden attire, huge pots filled with sweet drink are carried onto the three chariots as offerings. This interesting ritual of Adhara Pana, which literally translates as Adhara - Lip and Pana...

He Smiles To See The Grand Chariots Roll On Bada Danda!

Bhubaneswar: The Lords will begin the homeward journey on the chariots now facing southward at the Gundicha Temple on Sunday. Witnessing the annual sojourn of the deities from Jagannath Temple to the aunt's place was once in a lifetime experience for...

Bachasa & Hera Panchami, When Maharis Sided With Goddess Laxmi!

Bhubaneswar: The 'human consort' of Lord Jagannath may now be the thing of the past, but Maharis or Devadasis continue to live in a beautiful Odissi form and the Odisha capital got a chance to immerse in its beauty on Sunday. Celebrated...

Odisha Tourism’s Post Trends On Twitter News Moments

Bhubaneswar: Puri's Rath Yatra not only attracted lakhs of devotees to the Holy Town but also created a buzz in the virtual world. Its popularity across the globe was pretty evident on social media. Apart from trending  Odisha-specific hashtags, Twitter has also...

Devotees From Thailand Wish To Recreate Puri’s Chariot Festival Back Home

Puri: With Lord Jagannath's image on his T-shirt and forehead smeared with sandalwood paste, Ram Lakshman Das from Thailand was only too happy to soak in Rath Yatra festivities in Puri. He was in the Holy Town with five of his friends...

People & Stories From Lord Jagannath’s Annual Sojourn

Puri: The Holy Town on Saturday saw lakhs of devotees thronging the Grand Road to witness one of the grandest festivals of India, Rath Yatra. While the scent of incense sticks, dhoop and flowers filled the air, the sound...

Rath Yatra: Same Tradition Different Flavours

Bhubaneswar: Every year, Rath Yatra brings in a different definition of spiritual joy for people across the globe. While some follow the rituals, creating a replica of the Rath Yatra in Puri, some do it a little differently, making...

Rituals & Services: Know The Duty-Bearers Of The Lords

Puri: Different servitor communities are engaged to perform specific rituals of the Lords of the Jagannath Temple in Puri during Snana Yatra and Rath Yatra. Most of the servitors enjoy hereditary rights to perform these services. In 13th Century AD, there...

Guru Nanak Too, Soaked In The Aura Of Lord Jagannath!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism, on Friday shared a tweet opening up a lesser-known chapter of Lord Jagannath. It says the Sikh Arti, written by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, was influenced deeply by the Lord of the Universe. It is said...

Know How The Chariot Festival Rolls From Shrines Of Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: While the grandeur of Rath Yatra in Puri has people flocking to the Holy Town in large numbers, folks in Odisha Capital too, have been preparing to get the chariot festival feels in the city. The eagerness to...
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