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  • Devotees throng Puri Odisha to witness divine bath of Lord Jagannath

    Published on June 28, 2018

    Lakhs of devotees today thronged Puri in Odisha to catch the glimpse of the divine bath of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshan on the occasion of Deva Snana Purnima.

    In the morning, the holy idols were brought out from Ratna Bedi (inner sanctum of the temple) to the Snana Mandap by the temple servitors in a traditional procession.

    As per rituals, the deities will be accorded a bath with 108 pitchers of aromatic water by servitors. After this ritual, the sibling deities would be dressed up in elephant attire. Later in the evening, devotees would be allowed to offer prayers.

    The annual sojourn is scheduled on July 14 this year. Deva Snana Purnima festival is the only time of the year when people, irrespective of their religion can get a glimpse of the holy trinity.