Puri: The Chhatisa Nijog meeting held at the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration office today gave the approval for the rituals to be held at Srimandir on the occasion of Mendhapodi on March 8th and Dola Purnima on March 9th.
The meeting was presided over by SJTA chief IAS Krishan Kumar. As per the decision taken, following timings have been charted for the smooth conduct of all the rituals during the upcoming festivals.
On March 8th:
Opening of the Temple gates- 3 am; Bhitara Soudha-3.30 am; Mangala Alati- 4 am; Mailam- 4.15 am; Tadapalagi- 4.40 am; Abakasha- 5.30 am; Rosahoma- 6 am; Besha Sesha- 6.30 am; Surya Puja- 6.45 am; Dwarapala Puja- 7 am; Gopala Ballava- 7.30 am; Sakhala Dhupa (only Kotha Bhoga)- 8 am to 9 am; Bhoga Mandapa- 8.30 am to 10 am; Mailam 9.30 am to 10.30 am; Madhaya Dhupa- 11 am to 12 pm (only Kotha Bhoga), Dutiya Bhoga Mandapa- 11.50 am to 1 pm; Mailam- 2 pm; Mekap Sarbanga- 2.30 pm; Laxmi and Saraswati Beherana Dwara Bije- 2.40 pm; Chacheri Besa- 3.30 pm; Chacheri Bhoga & Dakhinaghara Bhoga- 5pm; Pangu Sarbanga- 5.30; Bandapana & Rajaneeti- 5.45 pm; Dian Bije to Mahalaxmi Temple & Sandhya Alati- 6 pm; Neeti Sesha at Mahalaxmi Temple- 7 pm; Dola Bije- 7.15 pm; Sandya Dhupa 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm, Dolabedi Neeti & Bahuda Bije- 9.15 pm, Mailam & Chandan Lagi- 10 pm; Badasinghara Besa- 11pm; Badasinghara Bhoga- 11.30 pm and Ratra Pahuda- 12 am.
On March 9th:
Opening of the Temple gates- 3 am; Bhitara Soudha-3.30 am; Mangala Alati- 4 am; Mailam & Tadapalagi- 4.30 am; Abakasha- 5.15 am; Rosahoma- 5.45 am; Surya Puja- 6.15 am; Dwarapala Puja, Sarbanga & Nua Luga Lagi Besa- 6.30 am; Khaikhora Bhoga- 7 am to 7.30 am; Bhitara Bedha Sesha- 7.45 am; Dian Bije to Navi Kata Mandap- 8 am; Rajadhiraj Besa- 8 am to 8.30 am; Navi Kata neeti sesha- 9.45; Dian Bije to Bimana- 10 am; Bimana Beda- 10.30 to 11.30 am; Gopala & Sakala Dhupa (only Kotha Bhoga)- 10 am to 11.30 am; Bhoga Mandapa sesha- 10 am to 1.30 pm; Bahuda Bijen after Dolabedi Neeti- 9 pm; Bedha Sesa- 10 pm, Bhoga and Bandapana at Saraswati temple- 10.15 pm; Dian Bije to Bhitara Katha with Bimana- 10.20 pm; Karpura Alati and Jala Lagi- 10.25 pm; Laxmi, Saraswati bije to Singhasana and Dolagobinda Bije to Dakhina Ghara- 10.30 pm; Rajadhiraj Besa& Mailam- 10.35 pm; Mahasnana Sesha- 11.30 pm; Mailam and Besha- 11.35 pm to 12 am; Madhayana Dhupa- 12.15 am to 1 am; Dakhinaghara Bhoga- 1.15 am; Mailam and Besha- 1.15 am to 1.35 am; Sandhya Alati- 1.40 pm; Sandya Dhupa- 1.50 am to 2.30 am; Mailam and Chandana Lagi- 2.45 am; Badasinghara Besa- 3.15 am; Badasinghara Bhoga- 3.30 am; and Ratra Pahuda- 3.45 am.