Bahuda Jatra Underway in Puri

Puri (Reporters Today Bureau): The Bahuda Jatra of Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, which marks the return journey of the living trinity from their aunt’s place Gundicha Temple to Srimandir, is being held in Holy city Puri today sans devotees due to the COVID-19 situation.

On the day of Bahuda Jatra, deities are taken to their respective chariots from the Gundicha Temple in a ceremonial procession namely ‘Bahuda Pahandi’.

After the deities are placed on the chariots, ‘Chhera Pahanra’ ritual is performed by Gajapati Maharaja of Puri on the three chariots. It is followed by pulling of chariots towards the Srimandir.

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