Uttarayani Yatra

Uttarayani Yatra is a special ritual observed on Makar Sankranti in Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2017, Uttarayani Yatra date is January 14. It is observed on the day when Sun moves towards Vernal Equinox. As per Hindu calendar, it falls on the day of Makar Sankranti, when Sun moves towards Makara Rashi (Capricorn). In Puri Temple, […]

Snan Purnima Yatra 2016: Snan Yatra 2016 date in Puri Jagannath Mandir

Snan Purnima Yatra is one of the most important festivals in Puri Jagannath Mandir. Snan Purnima is observed on Jyeshta Purnima, Full Moon day in Jyeshta maas in Odisha calendar. In 2016, Snan Purnima date is June 20. Snan Yatra is the major ritual observed in Puri Jagannath temple on Snan Purnima day. Snan Yatra […]

Chitalagi Amavasya 2015 (Chitlagi Amavasya)

Chitalagai Amavasya (Chitlagi Amavasi, Chitou Amavasya) is observed on New-Moon day in Shravan month or Sravana maas in Orissa. In 2015, Chitlagai Amavasya date is August 14. It is an important festival in Puri Jagannath Temple.  ‘Chita’ or decorating Lord Jagannath’s forehead with a golden mark is the main ritual of this Amabasya in Puri Jagannath […]

Chandan Yatra 2016 in Puri Jagannath Temple

Chandan Yatra or Chandan Jatra, popularly known as Chandan Mahotsava, is one of the major festivals held at Puri Jagannath Temple in Orissa. In 2016, Chandan Yatra date is May 9. Chandan Yatra is celebrated on Akshaya Tritiya day during which the holy rituals for annual Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra are begun. Chandan Mahotsava is continued […]

No ‘Puri Nabajoubana Darshan’ in 2015

There will be no No ‘Puri Nabajoubana Darshan’ in 2015. The devotees will not get a darshan of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra in their new bodies on Nabajoubana day. The managing committee of the Shree Jagannath temple decided that ordinary devotees will not be allowed to have a darshan of the newly […]

Dakshinayan Yatra

Dakshinayan Yatra is an auspicious procession carried out in Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2014, Dakshinayan Sankranti date is 16 July. It is celebrated when the Sun begins to move to the southwards or Zodiac of Cancer. It is popularly known as ‘Karkataka Sankranti’. Special neetis are carried out in Sri Mandir to mark the occasion. […]

Niladri Mahodaya

Niladri Mahodaya in Puri Jagannath Temple – Niladri Mahodaya is observed during Vaishakha Month. It is celebrated on the 8th day of bright fortnight of Vaishakha Month (Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Ashtami). 108 pots of consecrated water are offered to the deities.  

Nrusimha Janma in Puri

Nrusimha Janma celebrated with utmost gusto in Puri Jagannath Temple. Nrusimha Janma (Narasimha Jayanti) is the first appearance day (Avatara Avirbhava dinotsava) of Lord Narasimha Swamy, Lion-man incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Nrusimha Janma falls on the 14th day of the bright fortnight of Vaishakha Month (Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdashi). During the celerbations, Image of Nrusimha is […]

Snana Purnima, Devasnana Purnima

Snan Purnima, also known as Deva Snana Purnima, is a very auspicious day observed on Jyeshta Purnima, the Full Moon day in Jyeshta month. In 2016, Devasnana Purnima date is June 20. This festival is considered as the birthday of Lord Jagannath. It is celebrated with utmost gaiety in Puri Jagannath temple. The legend and the […]

Snana Yatra in Puri Jagannath Temple

Snana Yatra is a bathing festival held in Puri Jagannath temple on Purnima or Full Moon day in Jyeshtha month (June). Snan Yatra 2010 date is June 26. For the first time in Hindu calendar, the deities of Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan and Manmohan are taken out from the Puri Jagannath temple during Snana Yatra. […]