ANGUL, JUNE 04, 2023
Thousands of devotees from Jindal Nagar and its periphery villages gathered at the Lord Jagannath Temple at Devbhoomi in JSP Township on Sunday to witness the ‘Debasnana’ rituals of the Trinity – Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath, Goddess Subhadra – and Lord Susarshan.
The prime servitor of the temple and of Jindal Steel and Power (JSP) Chairman Naveen Jindal joined the Snana Purnima’s Vedic rituals with his spouse Shallu Jindal and performed the Samarjani Shodhan, Chhera Prastuti and Chhera pahanra rituals.
The deities enshrined on the Snana Mandap were bathed with 108 pots of holy aromatic herbal water.
Observing the Debasanana Purnima in line with the Puri Shree Mandir rituals, the auspicious day started at early in the morning at 6 AM and the priests performed Dwara Phita, Mangal Aarati, Mangalarpana, Puspanjali, Dori Bije, etc. followed with Dhadi Pahandi of the Chaturddha Murti from the main temple to Snana Mandap where Mangal Aarati, Tadap Lagi, Abakash, Shrimukha Pochha and other rituals were performed as per the guidance of the chief priest.
After the Snana Purnima rituals during, the deities are traditionally believed to fall ill and take rest in the Anabasara Griha for next 14 days to recover.
Devotees can get a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra and Lord Sudarshan only on 19th of this month when the deities will be giving darshan with their Naba Yauvan Besha which is also known as the Holy Sight of Juvenile Youth of Lord Jagannath.
This year, the residents of Jindal Nagar and the villagers from the periphery are very much excited to celebrate the second car festival (Rath Yatra) of Devbhoomi at Angul Jindal Nagar. The management of Jindal Steel and Power as well as its social arm JSP Foundation is expecting a huge gathering of devotees to pull the holy chariots of the Trinity from Sri Jagannath Temple to Sri Gundicha Temple and return on Bahuda Jatra.