Rituals Rescheduled In Jagannath Temple For Lunar Eclipse

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Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has rescheduled the rituals of the Lords in view of the lunar eclipse  on Tuesday.

The timing of the rituals are as follows:

Dwara Phita-6 am
Bhitara Sodha-6.30 am
Mangala Alati-7 am
Abakasha Puja-8.30 am
Dwarapala Puja-9 am
Gopala Ballava Puja-10 am
Sakala Dhupa-10.30 am-11.30 am
Mailama and Besha Lagi-12 pm-1 pm
Bhoga Mandap-10.45 am-1.30 pm
Madhyanna Dhupa-2 pm-3 pm
Dwitiya Bhoga Mandapa Niti-2.15 pm-4 pm
Mailam Lagi-4 am
Besha-4.30 pm

The eclipse will start at 1:30:52 am and end at 4:30 am.

The servitors will perform Grahana Mahasnana (holy bath during the eclipse) and the Grahana Bhoga Niti.

Talking to mediapersons on Tuesday, secretary of Suara-Mahasuara Nijog, Krushna Chandra Samantray said all ritual of the Lords will be completed by 4.30 pm.

He also said that the devotees will partake the Abhada (cooked food offered to the Lords) by 12 pm.

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