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SNAN YATRA (BATHING FESTIVAL)

On Jyaistha Purnima (full moon day of May- June) a grand bathing festival is held in Orrisa. On this auspicious occasion the images of Lord Jagannath-Balbhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan are brought in a grand procession to the mantras from the Vedas, 108 pots of consecrated water is poured upon the deities. Then the deities are attired ceremonially I ‘Gaja Visha’, before they retire into seclusion for fifteen days called ‘ Anavasara Period’.