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Dakhinayan Jatra

Dakhinayan Jatra is celebrated on the temples of Lord Jagannath of PuriAlso called the Karkata Sankranti, the dakhinayan Jatra l takes place on the day of Karkata Sankranti. Special nitis are performed on this day, as the Sun begins to move to the autumnal equinox. Since, Surya (Sun) commences his journey to the southern hemisphere, a special Bandapana of the deities is held to mark the occasion.

 

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