Puri Chandan Yatra
Puri Chandan Yatra Date and Timings, Darshan details
Starting date: Akshaya Tritiya
Chandan Yatra Festival starts on Akshaya Tritiya day and runs for 21 days. Processional deities, all 5 Siva deities and Lord Jagannath-Madan Mohan will be taken out in a procession on the grand Road of Puri at evening hours, The procession starts from the temple and ends after reaching Narendra tank. Sandalwood paste will be applied to idols after reaching the tank. This ritual is performed to reduce the summer heat effect on the deities. Later, cotton cheesecakes named Mandua will be offered for the deity. Lastly, all the deities will go around the tank in a fully decorated boat.Local people bathe & swim unhindered during these 3 weeks on rented Motor Tubes.One of the Main
It is one of the top Yatra out of 13 Yatras performed to the Lord in a year. It is believed that one who sees offers prayers during this holy period will be relieved from rebirth cycle and attains salvation.
How to reach Puri Jagannath temple?
- The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar which is 64 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Khurda Road Station which is 44 km, from Puri. The direct trains are available from all parts of India.
- Temple can be reached from Bhubaneswar station.
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