Puri: The stage is set for the annual Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra in Odisha’s Puri town on July 12.
The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has fixed the schedule for the rituals of the chariot festival.
* Pahandi ritual commencement- 8.30 AM.
* Pahandi ritual conclusion- 11.30 AM.
* Madan Mohan Bije- 12 noon to 12.30 PM.
* Chita Lagi- 12.30 PM to 1 PM.
* Chhera Pahanra- 12.45 PM to 2 PM.
* Detachment of Chara Mala from chariots, attachment of wooden horses and Sarathi to chariots- 2 PM to 3 PM.
* Pulling of chariots- 3 PM.
Like last year, the revered festival of Lord Jagannath in the pilgrim town of Puri will be held without the participation of devotees in view of the COVID-19 situation.