Bahuda Yatra 2014, Puri Jagannath Bahuda Jatra

Bahuda Yatra or Bahuda Jatra is one of the main events in Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. It is the return festival of chariots. In 2014, Bahuda Yatra date is July 7. Celebrated on the ninth day from Puri Jagnnath Rath Yatra, Bahuda Yatra concludes the festivities of world famous Puri Ratha Yatra. The chariots of […]

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 2014, Devasnana Purnima date is June 13. This festival is considered as the birthday of Lord Jagannath. It is celebrated with utmost gaiety in Puri Jagannath temple. The legend and the […]

Bhoumi Ekadashi 2014, Bhaumi Ekadashi or Jaya Ekadashi in Orissa

Bhoumi Ekadashi or Bhaumi Ekadasi, Bhishma Ekadashi or Jaya Ekadasi, is observed on Magh Shukla Ekadashi day in Orissa. In 2013, Bhoumi Ekadashi date is February 10. It is celebrated as a big festival in Puri Jagannath Temple. As the festival is associated with Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram and Bhishma, Lord Puri Jagannath is worshipped with […]

Watch Towers for Puri Jagannath Temple

The Government of Orissa has decided to construct watch towers to protect Puri Jagannath temple from terrorists’ attacks. The government higher officials expressed hope that the new idea of building watch towers will work out easily and keep the 12th century Jagannath temple. Economic Times published: Alarmed by possible terrorists threats to the 12th century […]

Chandan Yatra 2014 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 2014, Chandan Yatra date is May 2. 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 […]