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Bahuda Yatra, the homecoming of Holy Trinity, began with the first mega ritual ‘Pahandi’

Puri:1/7/20: Bahuda Yatra, the homecoming of Holy Trinity, began with the first mega ritual ‘Pahandi’ (ceremonial procession of deities).After spending a week inside the Gundicha temple, the Holy Trinity will return to the Lions’ Gate of Srimandir on the occasion of Bahuda Yatra.

The ceremonial Pahandi ritual started with the beating of cymbals, conch shells and amidst shouting of “Hari Bol” and “Jai Jagannath” as the priests carried the deities. Lord Sudarshan, considered to be the pilot god, led the ceremonial procession as per the religious tradition. This was followed by the ‘Pahandi’ ritual of revered eldest brother Lord Balabhadra

As Lord Sudarshan and Lord Balabhadra have already reached their chariots, Devi Subhadra soon followed up the suit.

Lastly, Lord Jagannath will make way to the chariot.

After reaching Srimandir, the three chariots of the deities will be parked outside Singhadwara for rituals over the next three days. Suna Besha and Adhara Pana will be performed followed by the Niladri Bije (concluding part of the rituals of the Bahuda Yatra). These rituals will take place on July 2, 3, and 4, respectively.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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