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Trinity’s chariots to be turned southward today

6/07/2022 at 1:42 PM

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Puri, July 6: The ‘Dakshina Moda’ or the southward turn of the three chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings parked outside Gundicha Temple will be held today, the sixth day of the annual sojourn.

This marks the beginning of the preparations for the Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of the sibling deities to the Srimandir after their annual sojourn.

The chariots are then kept near Nakachana Dwara, the eastern gate of Gundicha Temple.

After agyaan maala or garland of the consent of the Lords arrives from the Gundicha Temple, the chariot of Goddess Subhadra, Darpadalan, is first turned towards the south. It is followed by Lord Balabhadra’s Taladhwaja and Jagannath’s Nandighosh.

Lakhs of devotees will be participating in the event after a gap of two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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