Ratha Jatra: Holy Trinity escorted to Adapa Mandap

Puri: After the three chariots of the Holy Trinity reached Gundicha temple with a sea of devotees pulling the carts yesterday, the Lord of the Universe and his diving siblings were escorted to Adapa Mandapa inside the temple today.

The deities-Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Sudarshan-were escorted to the Adapa Mandap after Goti Pahandi rituals conducted by Daita servitors, which commenced at 6.30 pm. The rituals were conducted outside the Gundicha temple amidst chants of ‘Jai Jagannath’ and ‘Haribol’.

Devotees will be allowed to have Adapa Darshan of the deities inside the temple from tomorrow till Bahuda Yatra on July 12. The district administration has made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth Darshan of the deities inside the temple.

Yesterday, scores of devotees from around the globe thronged the pilgrim town to see a glimpse of the Trinity and pull the Holy chariots. The pulling of chariots that began at 2.15 pm, much ahead of scheduled time, concluded in the evening. Later, the chariots were positioned in front of the Gundicha temple.

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