Chandan Yatra To Take Place Outside Jagannath Temple Premises

Puri: The annual “Chandan Yatra” of Lord Jagannath will be held outside the temple premises in Puri with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

The decision in this effect was taken in a meeting chaired by SJTA chief administrator.

The festival is considered important because they mark the beginning of the preparations for the world famous Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha’s pilgrimage city.

During the Chandan Yatra or ‘sandalwood voyage’ of Lord Jagannath, images of the deity are floated on a boat in a sacred tank in Puri.

It is the longest festival of Lord Jagannath that is held for 42 days in two phases.

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