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. The deities are taken out for procession in Snana Bedi. They are given ceremonial bath and decorated publicly in Snana Bedi.

The legend of Snana Yatra is mentioned in the Skanda Purana which is associated with King Indradyumna. As per the legend, King Indradyumna held the bathing ceremony for the first time when the deities were installed. It is believed that those who see the ceremonical bath of Puri Jagannath and other deities on Snan Purnima day would get rid of the results of all sins they have committed.

The festival of Snan Yatra is also known as Snan Purnima or Devasnana Purnima.

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