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Other Festivals of Lord Jagannath

Pana Sankrantior Maha Bisuba Sankranti - Special Nitis are performed in the Temple on this day. The day marks the beginning of the Oriya New Year.

Jalakrida - This is celebrated on

  • 11th day of black fort night of Jyestha
  • New moon day of Jyestha
  • 6th day of bright fort night of Jyestha
  • 11th day of bright fort night of Jyestha

Nrusingha Janma - Celebrated on the 14th day of the bright fort night of Baisakh when the imasge of Nrusingha is taken ssion to Jagannathballav where some Nitis are performed and after that the deity returns to the Temple.

Sitala Sasthi - The 6th day of bright fort Night of Jyestha. The images of Dola Govinda and Pancha Pandava Siva are taken to the Temple of Lakshmi where a ceremony is performed.

Rajendraviseka - The 10th day of the bright fort night of Jyestha. Lord Jagannath has his Abhiseka and the proposal of his marrige with Rukmini is broached.

Rukmini Harana - On the 11th day of the bright fort night of Jyestha. Madanmohan, the representative of deity of Sri Jagannath Rukmini from the Temple of Sri Bimala while she is offering worship and after that the marrige is performed.

Champaka Dwadasi - It is celebrated on Jyeshtha Sukla Dwadasi i.e. the 12th day or on the next day of Rukmini Harana Ekadasi.

Entering of Daita Patis - Celebrated on 13th day of bright fort night of Jyestha.

Fulari Lagi - Celebrated on 5th day of black fort night of Asadha.

Chaka Bije - Celebrated on the 10th black fort night of Asadha

Chandan Lagi - Celebratyed on 11th black fort night of Asadha.

Dwadasi and Raj Prasada Bije - Celebrated on the 12th black fort night of Asadha

Ghanai Lagi & Sri Payar Mudra - Celebrated on the 13th black fort night of Asadha

Chaka Apsar Lagi - Celebrated on 13th black fort night of Asadha

Netrotsava or Naba Jaubana Darshana - On the concluding day of Anasara that is Asadha Amavasya, the Deities decked in their finest robes and Ornaments appear before devotees. The festival of re appearance of Jagannath after Anasara is called Nava Yauvana or fresh youth. The ceremony of giving finishing touches to the eyes of the deities is called Netrotsav.

Hera Panchami - Celebrated on both day of bright fort night of Asadha.

Bahuda Jatra - The return journey of the deities commences on the 9th day. On their way back they halt at Mausima Temple and receive cake from their aunt. Then they move on. Chariots of Balabhadra and Subhadra reach Simhadwar first and Nandighosh stays back in front of the palace of Puri Raja. From the Chahani Mandap. Viewing plat form near the Snana Mandap, Goddess Laxmi watches the safe return of Lord Jagannath. Nandighosh finally reaches at the Simhadwara and that marks the end of the Journey.

On the 11th day, the deities still occupying their chariots out side the Simhadwara are richly decorated with various gold ornaments brought from the temple store. They appear in Suna Vesha.

On the 12th day Niladri Vijaya is celebrated. Balabhadra and Subhadra in ceremonial gotipahandi are ushered in to the Ratna Sinhasan where as Jagannath alone is left behind and becomes a target of mock humiliation by Devadasis at the bidding of Laxmi. When the pleasant repartee is over, Jagannath and Laxmi are re united. This event is known as Laxmi-Narayana Bheta. Then lord Jagannath majestically repairs to his ratna singhasan and joins his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.

Suna Besha - Celebrated on 11th day of bright fortnight of Asadha.

Garuda Sayana Dwadasi - The ceremony is performed on the 12th day of the bright fortnight of Asadha.

Adhar Pana on Rath - Celebrated on 12th day of bright fortnight of Asadha.

Niladri Bije - Celebrated on 13th day of bright fortnight of Asadha.

Badi Nrusingha Bije - Celebrated on 9th day of bright fortnight of Shravan.

Jhulan Jatra - It is celebrated in the Temple from the Shrabana Shukla Dasami up to Pratipada. Madanmohan, the proxy of Jagannath Saraswati and Laxmi are placed on a decorated swings in Jhulan Mandap and crowds of Pilgrims congregate in the Temple to see the Festival. Different Mathas of Puri also celebrate this festival with great pomp and grandeur.

Krushna Janma - It is celebrated in the Temple on the 8th day of the dark fortnight of Baraga. On this day ceremonies regarding the birth of Lord Krishna are performed. On the next day Nandostaba is observed.

Nandotsav - Celebrated on 9th day of black fortnight of Bhadraba.

Bana Bhoji Besha - Celebrated on 10th day of black fortnight of Bhadraba.

Kaliya Dalana Besha - Celebrated on 11th day of black fortnight of Bhadraba.

Palambasura Badha Besha - Celebrated on 12th day of black fortnight of Bhadraba.

Krushna Balaram Besha - Celebrated on 13th day of black fortnight of Bhadraba.

Saptapuri Amabasya - The new mood day of Bhadraba. On this day quantities of sweets known as Saptapuri Tada are offered to the Deities

Dabagni - Celebrated on 12th day of bright fortnight of Bhadraba.

Nikunja Lila - Celebrated on 12th day of bright fortnight of Bhadraba.

Ganesh Chaturthi - The 4th day of the bright fortnight in the month of Bhadraba. Panji Puja is done at Saraswati Temple and various Pujas are performed in the Temple of Ganesh.

Rekha Panchami - Celebrated on 5th day of the bright fortnight in the month of Bhadraba.

Krushna Lila - Celebrated on 6th and 7th day of bright fortnight of Bhadraba.