Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Chariots Of Holy Trinity Reach Gundicha Temple, Parked At Saradha Bali – N.F Times


Puri: Amid chants of ‘Jai Jagannath’, ‘Hari Bolo’ and blowing of conches and beating of cymbals by lakhs of devotees, the chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra reached Gundicha temple. The chariots have now been parked at Saradha Bali in front of the temple.

The Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra first reached Gundicha temple followed by the Darpadalana chariot of Devi Subhadra and at the end, the Nandighosa chariot of Lord Jagannath reached the Mausima temple. All three chariots of the Trinity are parked at Saradha Bali in front of Gundicha temple.

During the annual Rath Yatra, the three deities come out of the sanctum sanctorum of the Jagannath temple through a ceremonial procession for the much-awaited journey to Gundicha temple.

According to the Jagannath cult, the Gundicha temple is considered the aunt’s house of Lord Jagannath and his siblings where they go for an annual nine-day sojourn. The Chariots of the Trinity stand in the Sardha Bali during Rath Yatra. So the Sand of Sardha Bali is very auspicious. The devotees put the holy sand in their heads and body to get the blessing of the Lord Jagannath.


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