Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time

Orissa devotees celebrate 'Chandan Yatra'

Puri, Fri, 04 Jun 2010 ANI

Puri (Orissa), June 4 (ANI): Scores of devotees are converging in the holy city of Puri to celebrate the 42 day-long festival of 'Chandan Yatra'.


The festival that marks the end of a cycle of religious festival began on May 16, the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritya.


For the first 21 days garlanded idols of the deities are worshipped followed by a grand procession of the Gods on ornamented palanquins with great pomp and show.


The event ends with a holy water patrol on decorated boats, which are accompanied by priests, musicians and dancers.


The rest of the 21 days of the festival are celebrated inside the temples.A paste made of Sandal wood and water is applied to the body of the mighty Lord Jagannath everyday. It is celebrated for 42days beginning from the third night of the Vaisakh and is celebrated till the night of full moon of Jyestha (Hindu calendar)," said Laxmidhar Das, a priest.


"We celebrate the 42 days as a special festival," he added.


The devotees believe that people with illness get miraculously cured of their ailments during the festival, which explains the large number of visitors the event attracts every year.


"This festival attracts locals as well as visitors from other states, who come here to get their prayers answered. Once a man suffering from paralysis, who had lost all hope of recovery came here from Kanpur, said Harihar Panda, a devotee.


"After coming to the festival he saw God and fell down and became well again. He went back to his city told everyone that he got healed after seeing God here," he added. (ANI)


Read More: Puri

Haryana CM Manohar Lal congratulate former Deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani on his 92nd birthday
King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
PM Modi paying tributes at the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
People take part in the Run For Unity on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.