Snanayatra - The Bathing Festival

Friday, 01 February 2019 Festivals

Snanayatra is a pastime of Lord Jagannath - Lord of the Universe. On this day, Jagannath, His brother, Balarama, and sister, Subhadra, shower Their mercy by allowing Themselves to be bathed by all following the original tradition of worship at Jagannath Puri, India. Everyone enthusiastically assembles at the Temple in the morning to bathe Them in the midst of kirtan.The pastimes are such that after the bathing, They become sick and need to rest and take medicines for two weeks until They recover and are well enough to come out for Rathayatra.


07.00 am Deity Greetings
07.05 am Guru Puja
08.00 am Bathing Ceremony (Senior Guests)
08.30 am Bathing Ceremony (General Public)
10.30 am Bathing Finishes
11.00 am Class by HH Atmanivedana Swami
12.30 pm Raj Bhoga Arati & Hathivesha Darshan
01.00 pm Feast - Temple room serving & Takeaways
04.15 pm Dhoopa Arati & Hathivesha Darshan
04.45 pm Deities leave the Temple room
05.15 pm Kirtan
07.00 pm Sandhya Arati
09.00 pm Shayana Arati


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