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Gajapati performs Chhera Panhara ritual in Puri

4/07/2019 at 3:00 PM

Puri: Puri king Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb performed Chhera Panhara ritual (sweeping of chariot floors) here, one of the most important rituals performed during the annual Rath Yatra.

Gajapti, the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, arrived in his royal palanquin from the Raja Nahara and performed the Chhera Panhara ritual in the three chariots with ceremonial gold broom only after Shankaracharya paid darshan to the deties atop the chariots.

The king started the traditional ritual at Lord Balabhadra’s Taladhwaja chariot followed by Debadalana of Goddess Subhadra and Nandighosha of Lord Jagannath.

The chariot pulling will commence at 4 pm.

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