Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Puri Shankaracharya Offers Obeisance To Deities Atop Chariots On Rath Yatra – N.F Times


Puri: After completion of Pahandi rituals of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, Puri Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati paid obeisance to the Holy Trinity on their chariots.

After the completion of ceremonial Pahandi ritual in which the deities were taken to their chariots by the servitors, the Shankaracharya visited the three chariots – Nandighosh of Lord Jagannath, Taladhawaj of Lord Balabhadra and Debadalan of Goddess Subhadra and had darshan of the deities.

The Rath Yatra features three chariots bearing idols of the presiding deities of the 12th century shrine of Shree Jagannath. The three idols are taken from the sanctum sanctorum of the 12th century shrine. They visit to their aunt’s house at Gundicha Temple in three chariots.

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