Khalilagi Ekadashi 2017

Khalilagi Ekadashi is one of the famous EKadashi festivals at Puri Jagannath Temple in Odisha. In 2017, Khalilagi Ekadashi date is June 20. It falls in Krishna Paksha of Aashada Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and in Jyeshta Month according to Amavasyant calendars. It coincides with Yogini Ekadashi of all other Panchangams. Many […]

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, […]

King Indradyumna and Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri Jagannath Temple

In Satya Yuga there was a king named Indradyumna. He was a very powerful king as Indra himself. He was handsome, honest and truthful, learned in the shastras and the Vedas, and skilled in the use of weapons. His radiance put the sun to shame. Indradyumna was devoted to Vishnu. He once decided that he […]

Kartik Purnima celebrations in Puri Jagannath Temple

As the Kartik month is favorite month for Lord Vishnu, Lord Puri Jagannath is worshipped with special pujas and rituals on this day. Lakhs of Vishnu devotees perform ritual bath in the sea and offer their prayers to Lord Jagannath. In 2015, Kartik Purnima date is November 25. During Kartik Purnima day, deities of Lord […]

10 Richest Temples in India, List of Ten Richest Indian Temples

Lord Balaji at Tirumala Tirupati Temple

With the latest discovery of over 1 lakh crore treasures in Thiruvananthapuram Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Kerala, the list of the richest temples in India has become the buzzword in the internet. Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple tops the list with huge treasures found in the underground cellars of the temple by proving again that Lord Vishnu […]

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 […]

Panchuka, Bagapanchuka: Five auspicious days of Kartika Month in Orissa

Panchuka (Panchaka vrat | Bagapanchuka vrata) is observed during the last five days in Kartika month mainly in Orissa. In 2014, Panchuka vrat starts on 2 November and ends on November 6. Panchuka starts on Bodhini Ekadashi and ends on Kartika Purnima festival. Kartik Purnima marks the ending of Panchuka or Bagapanchuka vrata. During Panchaka, especially on Utthana […]

Puri Rathayatra, 29 June 2014


Today, 29 June 2014 is Rathayatra in Puri Jagannath Temple. It falls on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya in Ashada Month as per Odisha calendar. Rathayatra is the biggest festival of Puri Jagannath Temple. As part of Rath Yatra, the idols of Lord Puri Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra are taken out in a procession to Gundicha Temple […]

Gundicha Temple in Puri, Garden House of Lord Puri Jagannath

Gundicha Temple, also referred to as Garden House of Lord Puri Jagannath, is located in Puri, Orissa. It is believed that it is built in the honour of Queen Gundicha’s devotion towards Lord Jagannath. King Indradyumna built the Jagannath temple and Gundicha temple in Puri. The temple is situated near Bada Danda at distance of […]