Watch the rare Video – The #Juggernaut – Jagannath Rath Jatra in Puri Odisha during 1928 #RathaJatra #Jagannath #Puri #Odisha
Chhera pahara is the most famous ritual associated with the Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2015. During the festival, the Gajapati King sweeps all around the deities and chariots. He then cleanses the road with a broom (gold-handled) and sprinkles sandalwood water and powder. The custom showcases that in the eyes of Lord Jagannath every devotee is equal be it the king or a commoner. This ritual is held on two days, firstly on the Rath Yatra Puri when the three deities goes to their aunt’s house and lastly on the day when they are ceremoniously brought back to the Puri Temple.
The Juggernaut (1928)
The Singhadwara in 1870 showing the Lion sculptures with the Aruna Stambha Pillar in the foreground