Odisha Govt Arranged Live Telecast Of Snana Jatra – Find the link for Live Coverage of Snana Jatra of Lord Sri Jagannath- ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ସ୍ନାନଯାତ୍ରାର ସିଧା ପ୍ରସାରଣ ଦେଖନ୍ତୁ ସୂଚନା ଓ ଲୋକସମ୍ପର୍କ ବିଭାଗର ୟୁଟ୍ୟୁବ୍ ଚାନେଲ୍ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ:
DebaSnana Purnima 2020 : Oh Lord, All Set For Divine Bath On Snana Mandap today . The Snana Jatra (Odia: ସ୍ନାନ ଯାତ୍ରା) is a bathing festival celebrated on the Purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha. It is an important festival for the Sanatana or Hindu dharma. It is the birth day of lord Jagannatha.This is the first occasion in the year as per the Hindu calendar, when the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan, and Madanmohan are brought out from the Jagannath Temple (Puri) and taken in a procession to the Snana Bedi. There they are ceremonially bathed and decorated for a public audience with the devotees.
It is a belief among devotees of Lord Jagannath that if they make a pilgrimage to see the deity on this day, they would be cleansed of all of their sins. Hundreds of thousands of devotees visit the temple on the occasion. The Skanda Purana mentions that King Indradyumna arranged this ceremony for the first time when the idols of the deities were first installed.
The Snana Mandap : Located on the frontier of the eastern side of the Jagannath temple in Puri, the Snana Mandap (the bathing pandal) measures 75 feet in length and is at such a height that devotees standing right outside the temple can get a clear view of the deities.
Suna Kua : 108 pots of water are drawn from the Suna Kua (well) of the temple of goddess Sitala, the previous night to bathe the deities. This well serves the sole purpose of containing water that is drawn only once a year for the Debasnana Purnima. The 108 pots of water are made intensely fragrant with the addition of sandalwood paste, camphor, saffron and areca nut (gua).
After the scented water is poured on the deities, Chhera Panhara ritual of the Snana Mandap by the Gajapati King of Puri commences. Thereafter, the servitors perform the Hati Besa where Lords Jagannath and Balabhadra are adorned in elephant attires and Devi Subhadra with lotus flowers.
Reference – Wiki , Sambad & I &PR of Odisha Govt