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Basantika Dola Jatra of Lord Jagannath

Lord Jagannath being worshipped in the Dola JatraFrom Phalguna Sukla Dasami Tithi i.e. the 10th day of the bright fortnight of Phalguna (February-March) upto Phalguna Purnami i.e. the full moon day, festivals known as Chacheri and Dola are celebrated. On Phalguna Purnami i.e. the full moon day, the image of Lord Dolagobinda representing Lord Jagannath alongwith Devi Lakshmi and Devi Saraswati are taken in a procession to a dias called Dola Vedi located outside the main Temple and special nitis are performed. A play with Phagu (coloured powder) between the three deities is the main attraction ofthis day.

 

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