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Bahuda Yatra Festival was celebrated at Hauz Khas village Jagannath Temple

New Delhi: 9/7/22:The 44th Bahuda Yatra Festival was celebrated at the main Jagannath Temple of the National Capital Region at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi amidst fanfare and spiritual fervor.

Commencing from the wee hours in the morning all the religious rituals were performed in utmost solemnity by the priests of the temple. At about 3.30 p.m. the Four Deities were taken in Pahandi procession from the Aunt’s house situated in the basement of the temple to the aesthetically and colorfully decorated chariot stationed at the Grand Road in front of the temple.

With the recitals of hymns, shouting of slogans like Hari Bol, Jai Jagannath, and playing of musical instruments like Ghanta, Mandala, Jhanja and Mrudanga, Renowned Philanthropist and Secretary of the temple management Committee Shri Neelachal Seva Sangha Rabindra Nath Pradhan conducted the traditional sweeping of the chariot called Chherra Panhara. After that, amidst the Kirtan and singing of Bhajans and Jananas, the chariot was pulled to Shri Aurobindo Place market in the Shri Jagannath Marg by the devotees and then was returned to the temple premises around evening.

The view of the Trinity in a majestic style from the Royal Chariot during their sojourn on the street of Delhi was momentous and mesmerizing. The Deities remained on the chariot for Public viewing till night. At around 10.00 p.m. all the Four Deities were taken to the Natyamandap. As informed by the Temple management Committee Deities will remain at Natyamandap till the date of Niladribije. Since today was a holiday in Delhi and the climate was cloudy and pleasant, around 20,000  spectators congregated at Hauz Khas Village to witness the holy Festival.

The entire arrangement was well managed and smoothly executed by the core team of the temple management committee, which include Secretary Rabindra Nath Pradhan and members like Abhaya Pradhan, Ashok Pradhan (A), Khirod Patra, Gajendra Samanta, Abhiram Sutar, Ashok Pradhan (B), Jitendra Mohapatra, Ajay Pradhan, Pankaj Mohanty, Nishidha Kumar Das, Rankanidhi Sahoo, Bijay Sahoo, Bighneshwar Rout, Dilip Kumar Swain, Kishore Samal, Amulya Ojha, Sukanta Sahu and Manager of Temple Rashmiranjan Behera.

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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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