Bhubaneswar: The famous Bahuda Yatra (return sojourn) of Lord Jagannath and His siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, will be conducted on the Bada Danda (Grand Road) in Puri today.
The Trinity will return from Shree Gundicha Temple to Singhadwar (Lion’s Gate) of Shreemandir today. For this, the deities would be brought in Pahandi to their respective Raths, Nandighosh, Taladhwaj and Darpadalan, after Mangal Alati, Gopal Ballabh and Sakal Dhupa rituals conducted at the Adop Mandap.
Like earlier Shree Gundicha Yatra, Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb will also conduct Chherapanhara on the three magnificent Raths before they are pulled by lakhs of devotees irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
The Raths are now waiting for the Lords at the Nakachana Dwar of the Shree Gundicha Temple.
According to the schedule, Mangal Alati will be conducted at 4 am on Friday and Gopal Ballabh and Sakal Dhupa would be completed by 6.45 am. Then Khchudi Bhog would be offered to the deities at the Adop Mandap.
Pahandi Yatra is scheduled to begin at 12 pm. All the deities would be seated on their respective Raths by 2.30 pm. Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb would conduct Chherapanhara at 2.30 pm. The Chariots will be pulled by 4 pm.