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  Basanta Panchami ::  
This festival is observed differently in the temple of Jagganath. As this celebration marks the parousia of the become flavour with winter disappearance, the close clothings of the threesome deities are distant and they are again clad in saffron-colour clothes. A primary variety of dish is precooked and offered to the deities which is celebrated as 'Basantapistaka' (cover of the snap). Thereafter, a special celebration continues from this day to Dola Purnami in which the symbolic divinity of Lord Jagganath Ramachandra goes out toil. This leave of the festival is illustrious as 'Benta Yatra'. The god eceives a bow and an mark made out of split-bamboos from Budha Lenda and goes to Bentapokhari (a pool) situated in the campus of the Juggernaut Ballav Science which is real cease to the tabernacle. There the deity shoots arrows to a wad of cocoanuts and Kasturi which transpose a ruminant.
Chitou Amavasya ::
As Lord Jagannath is the presiding deity of Odisha. Some of His festivals are also devotionally followed in Indian households. Chitalagi or Chitou Amavasya is one much festival which water on the new-moon day of the sravana (Venerable). On this day, in the temple of Juggernaut, the immortal bears a gilded mark (chita) on the lineament. A primary show of rice-cake famed as Chitou pitha is supposition to the god as food-offering. This tracheophyte is also prepared in every house of the Oriyas of the seaward districts.
In pastoral areas this is statesman or less observed as an agricultural festival. On this opportunity the farmers love the paddy-fields. After a purificatory cleanse in the greeting they go to their various paddy-fields with bar, flowers, concentrate etc and pray the comedian to yield a quality ready.
It is in the individual practice to conciliate mephistophelean powers through worship; whether they are animals, serpents, inspects or plants. People love and pray them to abstain their ire. Pilas variety hugely in the paddy-fields and tanks during the inclement flavor. Farmers while employed bare-footed in the comedian oftentimes get their feet cut by the tart provide of their shells. Hence, during the festival the piles is appeased as a feminine alter of flagitious knowledge notable as 'Gandeisuni' (Genda is yarn). The farmer girls go to the comedian and spell giving cakes pray "Oh, Gandeisuni, be appeased and do not cut the legs of my theologian or friend".
In Sambalpur areas this festivity is famed as 'Harali kans'. Fill of the areas anticipate it to be a day of the occultist, Tandei who moves in the grim to suck the gore of the children. To hold children from her ira mothers withdraw special designs below the naval govern of the children before the nighttime falls. As they believe that would scare forth witch, a frequent difference of rice-cake Chakuli Pitha is offered to the occultist to be appeased and thereafter the block is assumed by all.
Chandan Yatra ::
Chandan Yatra businessman the close of the bike of churchgoing festivals observed in the famous shrine of Peerage(Lord) Jagannth at Puri followed by siamese remaining shrines of Odisha. The fete, play from Akshyaya Trutiya, lasts for twenty-one days and is held in the period of Vaisakha at the dimension of the summer change when Chandan (sandle-paste) and food are staple to living group unemotional. As the Religion deities are modelled on the conduct of human beings, they are also presented the aforesaid discourse. During this festivity they are taken out of the temples in procession for perambulation in thing on floats or boats. The luxuriously decorated boats are called 'Chapa'. 'Chapa' is the Indian equal of 'blow'. In most of the Vishnu as fountainhead as Shivah temples the fete of the 'float' businessman the finish of the ground period fete and it is famous with much pomp and eclat. The belief be
{have his marine sojourn before He returns to the sanctum of the temple to locomote out only for the next festivity.
This festival is most elaborate in Puri and attracts thousands of pilgrims from far and nigh. On all the twenty-one life the total traveling from the inclose of Lord Jagannatha superior up to the Narendra Sarobar (a dedicated tank in Puri municipality) along with the houses on both sides is decorated. At many places, especially in beguiler of Maths (monasteries) or at cross-roads big toranas (arches) are erected where the idols have unplanned relief and acquire offerings The representative images of the deities installed in temples much as Madanmohan (representing Lord Jagannatha), Laxmi and Saraswati are confiscated in a extravagantly decorated palanquin by the sevakas accompanied by priests, musicians and dancers to the Narendra Sarobar at nighttime. The cell is profusely ignited with thousands of spectators milling and jostling all around in expectation of the reaching of the procession. The dealer deities are also followed by disparate deities from symptomless decorated boats and they are rowed for a long second by the Sevakas. During the row function Devadasis (temple-dancers) saltation and sound on the boat.
Mostly, the emblem chosen for the boats are red and somebody and they are so designed to visage suchlike brobdingnagian swans floating on food. The individuality of the start is that Madanmohana with Laxmi and Saraswati rides on the whiteness black raft where-as Ramakrishna with pancha Shivas rides the red one. All the deities on the boat construe various rounds in the installation which continue till matutinal hours of the salutation and then weary to the several shrines.The lowest day of the festival is titled Bhaunri (Bhramari or locomote) when primary fancy arrangements are made.
Most of the key festivals of Lord Jagganath at Puri are also followed in all different chief shrines of Odisha. Pursuing practice of the Puri the images are appropriated out in procession on planquins to the nearby tanks and perambulated in thing on boats. In all much temples it is observed exclusive for the measure tierce days. After the function which unremarkably takes set at mid-night, grouping bask performances of saltation, drama and punishment specially laid for this time.
At Bhubaneswar the Chandan festival of Noble(Lord) Lingaraj is observed in Bindu Sarobar, a large cell unreal the tabernacle. Here, the swim is touched to the Mandapa in the region of the cell. The mandap is an inlet-like toy which is much an elevated construction.
Devasnana Purnima ::
  Devasnana Purnima or Snana Yatra is only a celebration of Lord Jagannath and is said to be one of the oldest. According to Skanda Purana when Patrician Indradyumna installed the wooden deities he placed this washing start. This day is thoughtful to be the birth-day of Baronage Jagannath. Held in the full-moon day of the period of Jyestha this festivity is also simultaneously held in all another imprortant shrines of Odisha. Withal, the festivity existence most expand and consequential at Puri, it attracts thousands of visitors and piligrims from all over the land.
'Niladri Mohadaya', a religious book graphic in Odisha records the rituals of the fete. Sriharsa in his 'naisadhiya Charita' (XV. 89) also refers to this celebration of Purusottama. This wash beginning has a speciality. As this festivity does not feel remark in the untimely religious texts, it is believed to be a tribal observance which subsequent crept into the Religion rites. Jagannatha in its old form was existence worshipped as Nilamadhaba by a Dravidian honcho titled Viswabasu. Strongbox now it is the Daitas and Savaras (tribals) who hump the inside rightish to convey the celebration. The tribals titled Saoras (of grey Odisha) relieve fulfil a custom to room their deities ceremonially on the likely when Avatar was a Savara God, this festival of the Savaras who tended Him was recognised by the Hindus.
  On the preceding day of Snana Yatra the images of Jagannatha, Balabhadra and Subhadra along with the human of Sudarshana are ceremonially brought out from the holy in a procession to the Snana-vedi (Washing pandal). This unscheduled pandal in the tabernacle precinct of Puri is celled Snana Mandap. It is at specified a level that visitors slack external the tabernacle also get a glimpse of the deities. After Mangala Alati, the Suaras and Mahasuaras go in a occasion peocession to fetch water from Suna Kua (Metallic easily) in one hundred and xxx, vessels of metal. All of them mate their mouths with a material of textile. Then all the vessels filled with water are corned in the Bhoga Mandapa. The Palla pandas (a assort of Brahms priests) then purify the food with Haridra, Jaba, Benachera, Chandan, Aguru, flowers, perfumes and healthful herbs.
On the fourteenth day (Chaturdashi) when the idols are confiscate out in procession, the full noesis is titled Pahandi or Pahandi vijay. Scholars make relinquished contrary interpretations of the point ('Pahandi'). Any expect that it has been plagiaristic from the quantity 'Praspanda' meaning change. Whatever others are willing to perform it as a explanation from Pandya vijaya. For the fete the Snana Vedi is source decorated with traditional paintings of trees and gardens. Flags and toranas (arches) are also put up. The images are profusely decorated with flowers. All kinds of perfumes specified as Dhupa, Aguru etc. are then offered. As the 'Pahandi' of the deities takes item to the voice of punishment and trouncing of different indigenous drums. Thousands of devotees jostling and desire for a face at the deities in procession.
  The cleaning festival takes square during the salutation hours of the Purnima. The filled vessels are carried from Bhoga Mandap to the Snana Vedi by the Suaras in a unsound single-line procession. This ritual is called 'Jaladhibasa'. Prior to the cleanup commencement the images are canopied with silken clothes and then smudged with red explosive. Then element is poured, the rituals performed and 'Pavamana' hymns chanted. After the town the deities are so clad that together they materialize suchlike the soul of Ganesha. This is called Ganeshabesa. It is said that a staunch devotee of Nobleman(Lord) Ganesha and himself a deep investigator visited Puri during Snana Yatra, he was amply rewarded by the mogul of Odisha for his scholarship. The power asked the individual to follow him to see Peerage Avatar(Lord jagannath) which he refused under the pretense that he wouldn't worship any God separate than Ganesha. Someway he was persuaded and brought before the Snana vedi. To the emit perturbation of all, Noble Jagannatha appeared as Ganesha. Since then during Snana Yatra when the reverend clean the colours stained on the images mostly termination. Perception the wooden deities in discolour devotees may not score the usurp devotional attitude and in fact may finger ungodly repugnance. For this cogitate the images are instantly clad as Ganesha in which they stay mostly drenched.  
  After the Snana Yatra, the images are kept off from world survey for fifteen days and during all these life the daily rites of the tabernacle rest suspended. The images are kept on the Ratna vedi inside the tabernacle. This stop is called 'Anabasara' message indecorous instant for worship. It has been said earlier that the images are stained as a outcome of the sacred bath. During these fifteen life the Daitas (descendants of Viswavasu, the Savara) repaint the images and attain decorations. The punctuation of foodstuff and decorating the images is forked into heptad rook periods, apiece of two days period, and a stumpy period of one day set divided to cogitate study. The fete of the front quality of the Noble(Lord) Juggernaut to his devotees is called Netrotsaba or Nava Yaubana (new youth). According to common belief the devotee washes gone all his sins if he gets a exteroception of the Nobleman(Lord) on this day. On this ground, therefore, extraordinary press of fill occurs in the tabernacle(temple).  
  The Shilpa Sastras and Agamas evidence that the images embellish eligible for worship exclusive after the action of the custom of 'Chakshyu Unmilana' (Passageway of the eyes). During 'Anabasara', the Daitas supply to the deities only fruits and h2o mixed with cheese. According to them during this measure the deities don't livelihood recovered and thence, decide sleep. Suchlike anthropoid beings they are reasoned to feature fallen ill and are aerated by the Raj Vaidya or the saint's physician with circumstantial medicines.
The temple-festivals wich are held in a large and careful reach in the central shrines of Puri and Bhubaneswar are also held simultaneously in all different dinky shrines of the respective deities, though in shamefaced scales. Likewise the Snana Yatra is held in galore added temples of Odisha.
  Nava Kalebara ::  
  Corresponding to the car-festival, an great festival noted as 'Nava Kalebara' is held formerly in every twelve to cardinal period according to the planning of the gathering and escort. On this function the wooden images of the deities are replaced by new ones. The generality adopted to fix the year of renewal is to effort a gathering which has two full-moons in the period of Asadh (June-July). In every ternary life a lunar month is excluded from the preparation to protect a counterbalance between the lunar and the solar period. This specific period, which is excluded from computation is renowned as 'Adhimasa' or 'Mala chad' and is wise most inauspicious for any religious observance. But especially sufficiency this is thoughtful most sacred for the renewal terminal centred period specified festivals bed been held exclusive heptad nowadays in 1863, 1893, 1931, 1950, 1969, 1978 and 1996.  
For making the new images a symbol of rituals abutting with it are observed. When the day is unchangeable for the festival the Gajapati Maharajah of Puri issues a act to the Vidyapati, Daitas and Brahmins well-versed in the Vedas to go in explore of the trees that would support logs for making the images. Generaly this act is issued on the 10th day of the full-moon of Chaitra (March-April). After the mid-day rituals of the Noble(Lord) Jagannatha, the Mahapatras obtain 'Agnya mala', the metropolis as a token of empowerment from the Noble to go in examine. Then the Mahapatras disseminate this anthology along with four Daitapatis to the 'Anabasara pindi' (a papers surface the temple) where they are surrendered new garments to fatigue. From there they go to the Jagganath Science, the situate of starting. Accompaned by the Daitapatis, Deulakarana, Tudhan, Lenka and figure carpenters they go to the temple of Mangala at Kakatpur which is about forty kilometres in the northwards. There they sleep,
There are intolerant injunctions for activity of the trees. The trees staleness be of Neemba. It should soul quartet branches and must be in artificial section of a belowground surface or river. It shouldn't acquire cut marks. Snakes below the histrion is an auspicious employ. Taking all these specifications into chronicle the pick is prefab and the Daitapatis straightaway gauge the lei on the trees. Then the expanse is cleaned. A platform is erected for Bana-yaga ceremonial. Four Brahmins direct the lavation. Then the Daitapatis sit in thoughtfulness for tierce days. After this the Vidyapati businessman the histrion with a happy axe and then the carpenters commence to cut the player into immense logs. Thereafter the beatified logs are carried in quartet wheeled-carts freshly shapely for the binate through the union gate and are set in the Koili Baikuntha. On the day of Snana Purmina, the logs are bathed along with the aid of deities. Then the logs are carried to Darughara or the chimney, and school Brahmins accomplish the wash after which the carving of the images begins by a group of carpenters. During this phase nobody is allowed to meet the estimate. After termination of the cutting, the images are finished colorful in their individual flag by the traditional chitrakars. The new idols are then circumbulated for troika times and brought to the Anabasarapindi for transplant of Brahma from the old deities into their new forms. The ranking most among the Pal Mahapatras performs this rite at the exsanguinous distance of the night. He takes away the Brahmas from the naval zones and places them in the aforesaid property the occult Brahmas. Then the old images are carried and interred in the writer of Koili Baikuntha by the Daitapatis. For this act they maintain sorrow for cardinal days as is commonly through at the demise of a man in a Hindu origin.
Rath Yatra ::
Ratha Jatra, the Festival of Chariots of Lord Jagannatha is storied every year at Puri, the tabernacle(temple) townsfolk in Province(orissa), on the asia coast of Bharat. The presiding deities of the principal temple, Sri Mandira, Lord Jagannatha, Nobleman(Lord) Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, with the celestial travel Sudarshana are seized out from the tabernacle precincts in an develop ritual procession to their several chariots. The huge, colourfully decorated chariots, are tired by hundreds and thousands of devotees on the bada danda, the pianoforte avenue to the Gundicha tabernacle, several two miles departed to the Direction. After a appease for seven days, the deities repay to their abode in Srimandira. read statesman.

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