Rath Yatra Concludes: Lord Jagannath, siblings enter Srimandir


Puri: Lord Jagannath and His siblings’ annual sojourn, Rath Yatra, has concluded smoothly on Saturday. The deities have entered the sanctum sanctorum of the Srimandir following Niladri Bije rituals.

Lord Jagannath has emerged on Ratna Singhasana and He will give darshan to the devotees. But, due to coronavirus pandemic, no devotees will be allowed inside Puri temple. The daily rituals of the deities will be performed as usual by the servitors.

All the rituals like Mangalaarati, Mailama, Tadaplagi, and Abakasha were performed on the chariots on Saturday. The Charmala was tied at 5 pm.

The idols of Ramakrishna and Madana Mohana were first taken inside Srimandir followed by Lord Sudarshan. Subsequently, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra were carried into the sanctum sanctorum of the Srimandir.

Meanwhile, a quarrel ensued between Mahalaxmi and Lord Jagannath as he was away for nine days with sister Subhadra leaving her in the Srimandir alone.

After the ceremonial Pahandi, Lord Jagannath met Goddess Laxmi and offered Rasagolas to her to pacify her anger.

As the rituals were completed, Lord Jagannath was taken to Ratna Singhasan where he joined his siblings.

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