NEW LOOK OF LORD JAGANNATH, BALABHADRA & DEVI SUBHADRA AFTER TAKING SACRED BATH AND TREATMENT THEREAFTER :

Debasnana is the sacred bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannath, brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.  It is an elaborate ritual that revolves around the holy trinity of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra and includes bathing the idols and prepping them up for the chariot festival. The holy trinity of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are actually tied to their places in the Snana Mandap to fix the idols to a stable spot. After the Dhaadi Pahandi (seating the idols one after the other in a procession) of the deities, “perspiration” is wiped off the idols faces with camphor water.  After the scented water is poured on the deities, Chhera Panhara ritual of the Snana Mandap by the Gajapati King of Puri commences.  The bathing of the idols leads to the colours getting washed away. Hence, they are again intricately painted and dressed on the 16th day and take their places on the Ratna Singhasan for darshan by devotees before proceeding for the Ratha Jatra.  The Odisha Sun Times Bureau : 9th. June,17

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