The much-awaited Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and His siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra is all set to begin at scheduled time today.
Puri, Jul 12: The much-awaited Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and His siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra is all set to begin at scheduled time today.
As per the tradition of Shreemandir, after usual rituals, Pahandi of deities will begin. In Pahandi, Lord Balabhadra and Lord Jagannath wearing floral Tahiya will come swinging to their respective Taladhwaja and Nandighos cars, while Devi Subhadra will be carried on shoulders of servitors unto Her Darpadalan/ Devadalan Rath.
Tahiya, specially crafted with flowers and solo, are supplied by Raghabnath Matha.
While Pahandi has been scheduled to begin at 8.30 am, Chherapanhara (sweeping of Rath floors with golden brooms) by Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb is scheduled to be conducted between 12.45 pm and 2pm. Pulling of Raths will begin at 3 pm.
At the time of filing of the story, sanctification of Raths with installation of Lord Hanuman idol on Nandighosh, Lord Nrusingha idol on Taladhwaja and Goddess Bhubaneswari idol Darpadalan was on.