Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Jul 2:
With the first Nabakalebara Rath Yatra of the 21st Century scheduled to kick off at Odisha’s holy town of Puri on July 18, the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Wednesday announced the schedule for rituals of the Lords to be performed during the world famous festival.
The schedules were finalised at the Shrimandir Temple Managing Committee meeting, presided over by the Gajapati King Divyasingh Dev in the presence of SJTA chief administrator Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, in consultation with the members of the Niti Sub Committee and Chhatisha Nijog.
The timing of the rituals for the Netrotsav of the Lords on July 17 is as follows:
Chaka Aparasa- 4 AM, Mangala Alati- 4.30 AM, Mailam- 5 AM, Abakasha- 6 AM, Dasa Avatara Thakura Bahuda Bije- 6.30 AM, Tati Phita- 7 AM-8 AM, Dhuadhoi, Chuna Lagi- 8.30 AM, Daitapati Sarvanga, Bandapana- 9.30 AM, Netrotsav Bandapana- 10 AM, Rosha Homa- 10.30 AM, Raja Niti- 11 AM, Yatrangi Mahasnana- 11.30 AM, Mailam Lagi- 11.45 AM, Ghanta Chhata Sarvanga- 12 AM, Surya Puja- 12.15 PM, Dwarapala Puja- 12.30 PM, Vesha Sesha- 12.45 PM, Gopala Ballav, Ghanta Chhata, Sakala Dhupa (Kotha Bhoga)- 1 PM to 2 PM, Bhoga Mandap Utha- 1.10 PM, Ratha Agyanmala Vije- 2.10 PM, Bhoga Mandap Sesha- 2.30 PM, Mailam, Yatrangi Mahasnana, Ghanta Chhata Sarvanga and Vesha Sesha- 3.30 PM, Madhyanna Dhupa- 4 PM, Dwadasha Yatra Bandapana- 5 PM, Dwitiya Bhoga Mandapa (if necessary)- 5.15 PM, Dakhini Ghara Bhoga- 5.45 PM, Mailam, Vesha Sesha- 5.45 PM-6.15 PM, Sandhya Alati- 6.30 PM, Sandhya Dhupa- 7 PM, Trutiya Bhoga Mandapa- 7.10 PM, Ankuraropana- 8 PM, Mailam- 8.45 PM, Chandan Lagi- 9.30 PM, Badasimhara Vesha- 10.30 PM, Pahuda Alati- 11 PM. Shrimukha Khandua- 11.15 PM, Bahuta Kanta- 11.30 PM and Senapata Lagi- 12 PM to 5 AM.
The timing of the rituals the Lords for Rath Yatra on July 18 is as follows:
Mangala Alati- 6 AM, Mailam- 6.10 AM, Tadapa Lagi- 6.30 AM, Rosha Homa- 6.30 AM, Abakasha- 7 AM, Surya Puja and Dwarapala Puja- 7.30 AM, Gopala Ballav and Sakala Dhupa (Khechudi Bhoga)- 8 AM-9 AM, Ratha Pratisha- 9.30 AM, Mangarpana- 9.45 AM, Pahandi- 10 AM, Pahandi Sesha- 1 PM, Madan Mohan Vije, 1 PM to 1.30 PM, Chita Lagi- 1.30 PM, Vesha Sesha- 1.45 PM, Chhera Panhara- 2 PM, Charamala Phita, Ghoda Sarathi Lagi- 2 PM-3 PM and Rathatana (pulling of the chariots)- 3.30 PM.