Odisha. Devasnana Purnima Rituals Of Lord Jagannath Commence At Puri Srimandir. 

June 22, 2024 3:54 PM

In Odisha, the Devasnana Purnima or Snana Yatra rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Puri Srimandir commenced today.

Early this morning, the daita servitors escorted out Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra, Sudarshan and Madanmohan from ‘Ratna Sinhasan’ in the sanctum sanctorum of the main temple in a ‘pahandi’ procession amidst chanting of Jai Jagannath. They were taken to the bathing altar (Snana Vedi) located in the outer temple complex.

Priests consecrated the water brought from the sacred well also called the golden well located inside the temple complex before the ritual. A total of 108 pitchers of aromatic and herbal water were used in Lords’ bathing.

While the servitors poured 35 pots of water on Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra had a shower with 33 pots of water, Devi Subhadra with 22 pots of water and Lord Sudarshan took a bath with 18 pots of water.