Facts about Snana Yatra of Lord                 Jagannath

Devotees gather in large numbers to witness Snana Yatra (holy bathing rituals) of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in Puri. Snana Jatra is one of 12 most significant festivals of Lord Jagannath held every year.

Deities are taken to Snana Mandap in morning for the rituals. They are decorated with fragrant flowers and Tulasi (holy basil). A total of 108 pitchers of water are poured on deities.

Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb performs chhera pahanra (sweeping of floor) at Snana Mandap

Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra appear in Hati Besha at Snana Mandap of Srimandir on auspicious occasion of Deba Snana Purnima. The deities are adorned with Hati Besha or Gajanan Besha after their Holy bath on Snana Mandap

While Lord Jagannath and Lord Balabhadra don Gajanan Besha (white and golden in colour), Devi Subhadra appear in Padma Besha (lotus flower attire)

After end of public darshan, deities having high temperature after grand bath are taken to Anasara Pindi (sick room) inside temple